Study Guide

Menelaus Sightings

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The Iliad by Homer

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


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The Odyssey by Homer

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


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Ajax by Sophocles

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

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Andromache by Euripides

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

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Helen by Euripides

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?)

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Orestes by Euripides

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

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The Trojan Women by Euripides

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

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Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides

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.

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The Fall of Troy by Quintus Smyrnaeus

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

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Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare

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

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

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Iphigenia 2.0 by Charles Mee

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

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Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad

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

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The Trojan War

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

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These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney

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

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