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Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Menelaus

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King of Sparta, he was the son of Atreus and brother of Agamemnon. He married Helen, daughter of Tyndareus and Zeus. When Paris had abducted his wife and taken with him many of his valuable possessions, he summoned the other former suitors of Helen and compelled them to keep their promise to support the man who [p. 67] finally married her. This was the beginning of the Trojan War. At the siege of Troy, Menelaus distinguished himself by slaying many of the enemy, and he would have killed Paris had not Aphrodite intervened to save him. With the fall of Troy he slew Deiphobus, last spouse of Helen, and so dazzled was he by HelenÍs beauty that he readily forgave her. After his death, the gods gave him a place in the Elysian fields. [pp. 67, 69]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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