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Menelaus Sightings

  • The Iliad by Homer 801BC - 601BC

    Menelaus and Agamemnon kick some Trojan butt in this definitive poem about the Trojan War.

  • The Odyssey by Homer 801BC - 601BC

    Odysseus’ son Telemachus pops in on Helen and Menelaus in Sparta in this sequel to the Iliad.

  • Ajax by Sophocles 451BC - 431BC

    Menelaus orders that Ajax’s body not be buried in this tragedy of Trojan War.

  • Andromache by Euripides 429BC - 425BC

    Years after the Trojan War, Menelaus and his daughter Hermione terrorize their Trojan captive, Andromache, in this tragedy.

  • Helen by Euripides 413BC

    In this crazy tragedy, Menelaus discovers that the Helen who Paris took to Troy was just a phantom and that his real wife was spirited away to Egypt by the gods. (Say what?)

  • Orestes by Euripides 409BC

    Orestes and Electra are sentenced to death by Menelaus for killing Clytemnestra in this tragedy. (We wonder what Agamemnon would think about that.)

  • The Trojan Women by Euripides 416BC

    Helen uses her feminine wiles to convince her husband not to execute her in this tragedy. (Oh, Menelaus...you really fell for that?)

  • Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides 409BC - 407BC

    In this tragedy, Menelaus convinces Agamemnon to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia so that the Greek armies can sail to Troy. Talk about a major favor.

  • The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus 299 - 399

    In this epic poem, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and the rest of the Greeks totally destroy Troy.

  • Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare 1602

    Agamemnon and Menelaus are both minor characters in this “problem” play about love gone wrong in the Trojan War.

  • Troy 2004

    This Hollywood blockbuster remixes Greek mythology by having Menelaus die at the hands of Hector during the Trojan War.

  • Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee 2007

    Menelaus pops up in this totally postmodern remix of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis. (Be prepared for craziness.)

  • Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad 2007

    Check out Menelaus in Marvel Comics’ awesome adaption of Homer’s Iliad.

  • The Trojan War 2009

    Marvel kicks out yet another digital comic about the Trojan War—Menelaus included.

  • These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney 2012

    Menelaus acts like Agamemnon’s clueless sidekick in this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles’ extant plays.

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