Menelaus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Menelaus (Greek mythology) the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War; brother of Agamemnon; husband of Helen
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Usage

In literature:

Tell me where Was Menelaus?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Menelaus, her husband, ill-used her; and there never was any siege of Troy at all.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
And it was as well answered as that of Menelaus had been.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Menelaus wandered long through Egypt, Cyprus, and elsewhere before he reached his native land.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The scene is laid before the palace of Menelaus at Sparta.
"The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'" by H. B. Cotterill
Pray Zeus that it was not the galley of Menelaus.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Menelaus then returned to Greece and organized a grand expedition to proceed to Troy and recapture the queen.
"Romulus, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
So Menelaus, the King, departed from his home and went to the city of Priam.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Menelaus was indignant at this outrage.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
Menelaus, however, is to be free to enforce administrative reforms.
"The Casual Ward academic and other oddments" by A. D. Godley
This was on the very day that Menelaus and Helen returned home.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Then he named for her husband Menelaus, King of Lacedaemon.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
Later she became the wife of Menelaus.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Great Hector, insolently jocular, kicked Lacedaemonian Menelaus's nose.
"Hildegarde's Harvest" by Laura E. Richards
They all bite with teeth as good as those of Menelaus.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Menelaus, 234, 237. meridian, magnetick, 79, 152, 163.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Menelaus, their chief, was wandering alone upon the seashore.
"In Story-land" by Elizabeth Harrison
Ulysses departed, but not alone, for the spirit of glory was aroused in Achilles, and one more defender was added to the cause of Menelaus.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
Thyestes was found by Agamemnon and Menelaus, the sons of Atreus, and imprisoned at Mycenae.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
I daresay there was not a member of the Grecian League who did not long to kick Menelaus.
"Mount Royal, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In poetry:

Often he wonders why on earth he went
Troyward, or why poor Paris ever came.
Oft she weeps, gummy-eyed and impotent;
Her dry shanks twitch at Paris' mumbled name.
So Menelaus nagged; and Helen cried;
And Paris slept on by Scamander side.
"Menelaus And Helen" by Rupert Brooke

In science:

The sine theorem, in another equivalent form, appears in Menelaus.
Trigonometry of spacetimes: a new self-dual approach to a curvature/signature (in)dependent trigonometry
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