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    Menelaus Heroic Qualities

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    The mighty King of Sparta, Menelaus, played a pivotal role in the Trojan War. He was the husband of Helen, “the face that launched a thousand ships” and brother to Agamemnon, leader of the Achaean forces. He demonstrated his abilities and heroic qualities throughout the book with his actions. In Homer’s Iliad, Menelaus is a classic example of a Homeric hero through his prowess in battle, unrelenting attempts to retrieve his wife, and his loyalty to his fellow soldiers. Menelaus was a very prominent and devastating fighter, which seems obvious when his crown is revealed, the Spartans were known for being ruthless and unstoppable. He was one of the best fighters on the Achaean side. He demonstrated this when he challenged Paris to a duel, and…

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    became of marriageable age, waves of men of great status, wealth, and power crashed our shores. Father dreaded picking a suitor to win my hand – not for my sake though; he feared that those rejected would seek vengeance against us. Looking back now, this was a prelude to my fate as my cursed beauty would indeed drive men into conflict and discord. It was the cunning Odysseus who solved our father’s dilemma and they agreed upon our cousin, Penelope’s hand in marriage - they’d be a fine pair,…

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    his son Pelops and made him into a stew, instantly the gods knew what had happened. They sent Tantalus to be punished eternally in Hades and resurrected Pelops. Thus he became king then married and had many children, but the most famous between them are Thyestes and Atreus. They fought for the throne and Atreus won it at last. Thyestes not happy about that chose to make his brother`s wife “.. false to her marriage vows.”(Hamilton338). Atreus found out and butchered up his children as if they…

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    affected Niobe and Atreus, Thyestes and Pittheus, and it followed Menelaus (Husband of Helen) and his brother Agamemnon. Menelaus wenr to Troy along with his brother Agamemnon in the attempt to recover Helen. Prior to marrying Helen, Menelaus promised to protect Helen at all costs. This promise entitled Menelaus to rescue and protect Helen at all cost. In the end, the fight for her return resulted in the Trojan War. Finally, the last reason the Trojan War started was because of Paris’s opinion.…

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    incorporated both historical and mythological aspects into said poem. With this, the film falls short historically; having excluded all religious notions involving gods and nymphs, and was instead an over-dramatized action movie that altered a number of significant, historic facts. The film seems not too far gone within the beginning sequences. The king of Sparta, Menelaus, holds a banquet on behalf of the Trojan princes, Hector and Paris, after negotiating a peace treaty between their…

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    escape of Hele of Sparta by Paris of Troy (or Iliad). Everything start when Cassandra (Priam’s daughter King of Troy) predicts the destruction of Troy because of the birth of his brother, Prince Paris. That is why Paris was abandoned as a baby to die. However, that never happened because Paris was picked up and raised by a pastor. Then, years later, Paris learned of his true origin and returned to the Trojan court where he was given all the honors as prince. Paris was invited to a party at the…

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    gods. She was wife to king Menelaus of Sparta. She was considered the most beautiful woman in the world during the Bronze Age. Helen could just very well be the definition of beauty. Helen’s parents as with any other Spartan women, forced her upon Menelaus. They forced her to marry him, yet she was still very young. Paris was the most handsome man at the time in Ancient Greece. He was the son of king Priam, ruler of Troy, the most powerful nation in the Aegean. Paris was a lover and not a…

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    Cause Of The Trojan War

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    Trojan Prince whose name was Paris took her to the kingdom of Troy. “Paris (also known as Alexandros) and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis” (Cartwright). Everyone in the kingdom of Sparta was appalled that this tragic event took place upon them. “Helen’s jilted husband Menelaus convinced his brother Agamemnon, king of…

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    coming home. It is disturbing that Paris is so shallow that when there is not anything else to talk about, he shifts to his thirst for sex. By “losing themselves in love” it is implied that they both love each other and cannot get enough, but in reality Helen regrets her decision of leaving Menelaus, as she admitted so earlier on to Priam. Also, he “calls for Helen” due to his “hunger for her”, meaning that she is like a servant that answers to him and satisfies all of his needs. But, while…

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    Women In The Odyssey Essay

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    Helen was the queen of Sparta and was married to the brother of Agamemnon, Menelaus. She is also a daughter of Zeus and one of the most beautiful women in all of ancient Greece. It is debatable whether Helen was loyal or not to her husband because she was the reason for the Trojan War. She was promised as a gift to the prince of Troy, Paris, for naming Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess out of her, Athena, and Hera. In order to make Helen his wife, Paris would have to kidnap her from her…

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