- Classical Mythology. a king of Sparta, the husband of Helen and brother of Agamemnon, to whom he appealed for an army against Troy in order to recover Helen from her abductor, Paris.
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Contemporary Examples of menelaus
Aided by some divine meddling, Paris performs the consummate indignity against his host Menelaus by absconding with his wife.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature
July 23, 2013
Historical Examples of menelaus
There he was kindly received by Menelaus, the king, and his wife, Fair Helen.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew
Josephine Preston Peabody
Thus Menelaus rejoiced, having beheld with his eyes godlike Alexander.
Often did Mars-beloved Menelaus entertain him in our palace, when he would come from Crete.
For Alexander and Mars-beloved Menelaus are about to fight with long spears for the woman.
Being rebuked by Hector, he consents to engage Menelaus, and a treaty is arranged.
- Greek myth a king of Sparta and the brother of Agamemnon. He was the husband of Helen, whose abduction led to the Trojan War