- 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.