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or Ni·kos·tra·tos

[nahy-kos-truh-tuh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a son of Menelaus and Helen who, with his illegitimate brother Megapenthes, expelled Helen from Sparta when Menelaus died.
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Historical Examples

  • His three sons— Philippus, Araros and Nicostratus—were all comic poets.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5


  • And yet Hercules would esteem the brave though ugly Nicostratus as much as the beautiful Alcæus.

  • At Nicostratus's table we discoursed of those matters which the Athenians were to debate of in their next assembly.

  • Nicostratus followed close behind him, without a word, frequently slapping his thigh with his hand.

  • What, would you have me imitate Nicostratus the actor, reciting his tetrameters to the music of the fife?