Menelaus


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Men·e·la·us

 (mĕn′ə-lā′əs)
n. Greek Mythology
The king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War; husband of Helen and brother of Agamemnon.

Menelaus

(ˌmɛnɪˈleɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Sparta and the brother of Agamemnon. He was the husband of Helen, whose abduction led to the Trojan War

Men•e•la•us

(ˌmɛn lˈeɪ əs)

n.
a legendary king of Sparta, the brother of Agamemnon and husband of Helen of Troy.
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Menelaus

[ˌmenɪˈleɪəs] NMenelao

Menelaus

[ˌmɛnɪˈleɪəs] nMenelao
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On one of them was painted by some very poor hand the Rape of Helen, when the bold guest carried her off from Menelaus, and on the other was the story of Dido and AEneas, she on a high tower, as though she were making signals with a half sheet to her fugitive guest who was out at sea flying in a frigate or brigantine.
As an example of motiveless degradation of character, we have Menelaus in the Orestes: of character indecorous and inappropriate, the lament of Odysseus in the Scylla, and the speech of Melanippe: of inconsistency, the Iphigenia at Aulis,--for Iphigenia the suppliant in no way resembles her later self.
First go to Pylos and ask Nestor; thence go on to Sparta and visit Menelaus, for he got home last of all the Achaeans; if you hear that your father is alive and on his way home, you can put up with the waste these suitors will make for yet another twelve months.
for your pleasure, not ours--to gain satisfaction from the Trojans for your shameless self and for Menelaus.
It told of the dispute between Agamemnon and Menelaus, the departure from Troy of Menelaus, the fortunes of the lesser heroes, the return and tragic death of Agamemnon, and the vengeance of Orestes on Aegisthus.
Note that they were heroes in the days of old and practised the medicines of which I am speaking at the siege of Troy: You will remember how, when Pandarus wounded Menelaus, they
Sucked the blood out of the wound, and sprinkled soothing remedies, but they never prescribed what the patient was afterwards to eat or drink in the case of Menelaus, any more than in the case of Eurypylus; the remedies, as they conceived, were enough to heal any man who before he was wounded was healthy and regular in habits; and even though he did happen to drink a posset of Pramnian wine, he might get well all the same.
And to say nothing of historical instances dating from the "Fair Helen" of Menelaus, recently revived in the memory of all, a whole list of contemporary examples of husbands with unfaithful wives in the highest society rose before Alexey Alexandrovitch's imagination.
6) This rehabilitation of Helen--Zimmerman may have considered misogynist the representation of Helen as a witch-like figure--paradoxically renders her less prominent than Menelaus, while in Homer's version Helen certainly holds the stage over an emasculated Menelaus.
it rejoyc't him so That, as corne-eares shine with the dew, yet having time to grow When fields set all their bristles up, in such a ruffle wert thou, O Menelaus.
Long-time leader River Tigris hit 2 before folding entering the straight, Menelaus took over and hit 1.
COM For Free Football Shirt Novices' Chase at Huntingdon, while Menelaus can land the WBX.