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Menelaus

(mĕnəlā`əs), in Greek mythology, king of Sparta, son of AtreusAtreus
, in Greek mythology, the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. He vied with his brother Thyestes for the throne of Mycenae. When Thyestes seduced Atreus' wife, Aerope, in order to attain the golden ram whose possession signified kingship, Atreus, in
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. He was the husband of HelenHelen,
in Greek mythology, the most beautiful of women; daughter of Leda and Zeus, and sister of Castor and Pollux and Clytemnestra. While still a young girl Helen was abducted to Attica by Theseus and Polydeuces, but Castor and Pollux rescued her.
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, father of HermioneHermione
, in Greek mythology, the only daughter of Helen and Menelaus. When Helen eloped with Paris, Hermione was abandoned to the care of Clytemnestra. She later married Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles.
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, and younger brother of AgamemnonAgamemnon
, in Greek mythology, leader of the Greek forces in the Trojan War; king of Mycenae (or Argos). He and Menelaus were sons of Atreus and suffered the curse laid upon Pelops. Agamemnon married Clytemnestra, and their children were Iphigenia, Electra, and Orestes.
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. When Paris, prince of Troy, abducted Helen, Menelaus asked the other Greek kings to join him in an expedition against Troy, beginning the Trojan WarTrojan War,
in Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. When Menelaus demanded her return, the Trojans refused.
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. Menelaus, although subordinate to Agamemnon, took a prominent part in the war. After the fall of Troy, he became reconciled with Helen, but before they finally reached Sparta they experienced a long series of adventures. Menelaus appears in the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Menelaus

 

in ancient Greek mythology, Spartan king and husband of Helen. Menelaus was one of the best known figures of the Trojan War. After the Achaean armies conquered Troy, Menelaus and Helen wandered over the world for many years before they were finally able to return to Sparta. According to the myth, after his death Menelaus was borne to the legendary Elysian fields.

Menelaus

his wife, Helen, was also Paris’s lover. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
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The deposed Jason, perhaps attempting to strike before he was himself struck down, raised a force to attack Menelaos, and moved against the city.
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Throughout the novel, from Tyre to Alexandria to Ephesos, we will encounter Kleitophon's companions and helpmates, chief among whom are his cousin Kleinias and his slave Satyros; for the portion of the book spent in Egypt, an unhappy lover called Menelaos, met on the voyage to Alexandria, also joins the circle of companions.
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And once again, the mother as protector is invoked in a simile: Menelaos is compared in this moment to a cow protecting her first-born calf ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Iliad 17.
President Christofias was accompanied by Presidential Commissioner, George Iacovou and Menelaos Menelaou, member of the negotiation team.
When Menelaos breaks his sword on Paris' helmet, his men toss theirs to him:
Corroborating the importance of Mycenaean Greek for the Odyssey are various Iliad parallels, especially the ivory simile associated with the wounding of Menelaos at U.
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It looks like the patchiness [of the atmosphere] is the effect of a very rapidly changing solar wind source," says Menelaos Sarantos, a NASA research scientist with the Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology Center in Greenbelt, Md.