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Helen of Troy and the Trojan War

Helen of Troy was the wife of Menelaus of Sparta. Information on Helen and her abduction by the Trojan Prince Paris.
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Helen of Troy
A starting point for information on Helen of Troy. The Spartan and divine family of origin of Helen of Troy, her abductors, and the pledge that led the Greek leaders to fight to bring Helen back from Troy.

Helen of Troy
A glossary entry on Helen of Troy. Helen of Troy was one of the central figures of the Trojan War.

Helen of Troy in the Iliad of Homer
The portrayal of Helen of Troy in the Iliad of Homer, according to Hanna M. Roisman.

This glossary entry on Paris explains who Paris was in connection with Helen of Troy, and also shows why the city of Paris is so named.

Who Really Launched 1000 ships? Was it Helen of Troy or Aphrodite?
Why Aphrodite picked Helen of Troy for Paris, thereby setting in motion the sailing of 1000 ships to Troy.

House of Atreus
Atreus had two sons, Menelaus and Agamemnon, who married the royal Spartan sisters, Helen and Clytemnestra.

Review: "Helen of Troy From Homer to Hollywood," by Laurie Macguire
Helen of Troy From Homer to Hollywood, by Laurie Macguire is a literary biography of Helen.

Helen of Troy
Carlos Parada's detailed page on Helen of Troy. To Paris, Helen bore Aganus, Corythus, Bunomus, and Idaeus; to Menelaus, Hermione and Nicostratus. Helen of Troy bore Iphigenia to Theseus.

Helen - Suitors of Helen of Troy
Carlos Parada lists the suitors of Helen of Troy according to three sources: Apollodorus, Hyginus, and Hesiod. Those on all three lists are Elephenor, Ajax, Menelaus, Menestheus, Odysseus, and Philoctetes.

Helen of Troy
Tracy Marks' collection of links on Helen of Troy, including books, paintings, and information on the television miniseries on Helen of Troy.

Homeric Hymn to The Dioscuri
Homeric Hymn to The Dioscuri - Castor and Polydeuces or Pollux -- Two of the Tyndaridae.

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