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Menelaus was the son of Atreus and the brother of Agamemnon.
Helen's abduction by Paris, the son of King Priam of Troy, was the cause of the Trojan War.
Menelaus fought bravely at Troy, although he did not occupy as important a position as his brother Agamemnon, who was the commander-in-chief of the Greek forces.
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 Menelaus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Menelaus (Μενελαος, also transliterated as Meneláos), in Greek mythology, was a king of Sparta and son of Atreus and Aerope.
Menelaus succeeded Tyndareus (whose only sons, Castor and Polydeuces became gods), and Agamemnon, with his brother's assistance, drove out Aegisthus and Thyestes, and recovered his father's kingdom.
Menelaus had to catch Proteus, a shape-shifting sea god to find out what sacrifices to which gods he would have to make to guarantee safe passage.
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 Menelaus of Alexandria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was called Menelaus of Alexandria by both Pappus and Proclus, and a conversation of his with Lucius, held in Rome, is recorded by Plutarch.
The book introduces the concept of spherical triangle (figures formed of three great circle arcs, which he named "trilaterals") and proves Menelaus' theorem (an extension to spherical triangles of a previously known result).
Menelaus' Theorem Interactive proof with animation and key concepts by Antonio Gutierrez from "Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas"
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 Menelaus, Greek Mythology Link.
Menelaus is the king of Sparta who was robbed of his sweet wife Helen by a guest he received in his palace.
When Menelaus learned what had happened, he bade his brother Agamemnon to raise an army and demand, by means of threat, the restoration of his wife and his property.
Menelaus almost killed his opponent; but when he, during the fight, seized Paris by the horsehair crest of the helmet and began to drag him, Aphrodite intervened and broke the strap of the helmet, so that it came away empty in Menelaus' hand.
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 Proteus 2, Greek Mythology Link.
Menelaus replied that the whole thing was against his will, and that he probably was being punished for having offended the immortals; but that he would certainly like to know who among the gods had confined him in that island, and how he could finally get home.
For, she said, Menelaus was to surprise him while he was asleep, holding him tight regardless of his form until he recovered the shape he had when he lay down to rest and began to speak.
And about Odysseus (for this story was being told by Menelaus to Telemachus so that he would learn something about his father's fate), the god only said that he had caught a glimpse of him in the island of Calypso 3, where she kept him captive in the bonds of her love.
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Menelaus was the king of Sparta and the spurned husband of Helen, the world's most beautiful woman.
Achilles, who was the same age as Helen, was forbidden from the competition as to whom should marry her because of his "extreme youth." So, Menelaus, brother or Agamemnon, who was advanced enough in age to be selected commander of the Greek forces during the Trojan War, had to be somewhere around fifty.
Menelaus, while a resident of a warrior state, was its king and was entitled to a life of more luxury than the common warrior.
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Menelaus is most well known as the king of Sparta who was robbed of his wife Helen by a guest he received in his palace.
But Menelaus, eager to have his wife and property restored, persuaded his brother to become the murderer of his own daughter, thus slaying one in order to be able to fetch another.
Menelaus nearly killed his opponent, but when he seized Paris by the horsehair crest of the helmet and began to drag him, Aphrodite intervened and broke the strap of the helmet, so that it came away empty in Menelaus's hand.
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 Menelaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus avoids this way of proving theorems and, as a consequence, he gives proofs of some of the theorems where Euclid's proof could be easily adapted to the case of spherical triangles by quite different methods.
Proclus referred to a geometrical result of Menelaus which does not appear in the work which has survived and it is thought that it must come from one of the texts just mentioned.
Menelaus is believed by a number of Arab writers to have written a text on mechanics.
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 Menelaus Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Agamemnon and Menelaus, according to Hesiod and Aeschylus, are regarded as the sons of Pleisthenes, son of Atreus.
And according to Hesiod, Pleisthenes was a son of Atreus by Aerope, and Agamemnon, Menelaus and Anaxibia were the children of Pleisthenes by Cleolla the daughter of Dias.
The daughter of Menelaus was pledged to marry Achilles of the Myrmidons;
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 Cut The Knot!
In fact, the theorem of Menelaus requires that at least one of the points lie on the extension of the corresponding side due to an obvious fact that a straight line can't cross internally all three sides of a triangle.
The Menelaus theorem then says that, given three shapes two of which were obtained from the third by central similarity transformaitions, then (naturally) there exists a homothety that transforms the first into the second, and centers of all three transformations are collinear.
The simplicity of the Menelaus theorem is deceptive.
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 AllRefer.com - Menelaus (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
He was the husband of Helen, father of Hermione, and younger brother of Agamemnon.
Menelaus, although subordinate to Agamemnon, took a prominent part in the war.
Menelaus appears in the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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 Menelaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus - in Greek mythology, king of Sparta and the younger son of Atreus, king of Mycenae; the abduction of his wife, Helen, led to the Trojan War.
During the war Menelaus served under his elder brother Agamemnon, the commander in chief of the Greek forces.
Menelaus was a prominent figure in the Iliad and the Odyssey, where he was promised a place in Elysium after his death because he was married to a daughter of Zeus.
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 Menaleus - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus was the son of Atreus and Aerope 1 and the brother of Agamemnon.
Magopenthes 1 was born to Menelaus by Tereis, a concubine of Menelaus.
Menelaus attempted to settle the conflict in the tenth year of the war when he agreed to a single battle with Paris.
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 Menelaus --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus was a prominent figure in the Iliad and the Odyssey, …;
Menelaus was a prominent figure in the Iliad and the...
During an absence of Menelaus, however, Helen fled to Troy with Paris, son of the...
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 Homer's Iliad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus saw him thus stride out before the ranks, and was glad as a hungry lion that lights on the carcase of some goat or horned stag, and devours it there and then, though dogs and youths set upon him.
Alexandrus and Menelaus are going to fight about yourself, and you are to the the wife of him who is the victor." Thus spoke the goddess, and Helen's heart yearned after her former husband, her city, and her parents.
Alexandrus and Menelaus are to fight for Helen in single combat, that she and all her wealth may go with him who is the victor.
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 Theorem of Menelaus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For plane geometry, the Theorem of Menelaus is -- given any line that transverses (crosses) the three sides of a triangle (one of them will have to be extended), six segments are cut off on the sides.
The Theorem of Menelaus is perhaps a misnomer.
Menelaus produced an analogous theorem for spherical geometry.
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MENELAUS The inmate of yonder cave, whom I from Troy convey.
MENELAUS I will not deign to throw myself at thy knees, or wet mine eyes with tears; for were I to play the coward, I should most foully blur my Trojan fame.
MENELAUS This then is thy duty, fair young wife; be content with thy present husband, and forget him who has no existence; for this is thy best course in face of what is happening.
classics.mit.edu /Euripides/helen.pl.txt   (12231 words)

 Menelaus and Ceva
Indeed, the theorems of Menelaus and Ceva are applicable to arbitrary triangles, which suggests that they are not inherently metrical propositions at all, despite being expressed originally in terms of metric distances.
The same approach can be applied to Menelaus' Theorem, in which case the projective coordinates of the points a, b, and c are of the form stated above, and the condition of the theorem is that point b lies on the line through a and c.
In the context of Menelaus' theorem the individual partial derivatives (holding the third parameter constant) can be pictured in terms of the ratio of the changes in position of points a and b when rotating the common line about the point c, and likewise for the other partials.  For Menelaus' function these three partials are
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 Abel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A point lying on a side line of a triangle, but not coinciding with a vertex of the triangle, is called a Menelaus point of the triangle for this side.
Menelaus also wrote a six book treatise on chords in a circle.
Menelaus died in 103 A.D. It is not known what part of the world that he died in, but it is believed to be near the Middle East, possibly Egypt.
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 Blue Morpho menelaus butterfly pictures, photos, picture, photo, pics
The menelaus is a bit smaller than the average didius.
However, the average menelaus is a little bit more iridescent and metallic than the average didius.
A single morpho menelaus in an acrylic frame that we made was featured on the hit TV show CSI, click here for screenshots.
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 Search Results for "Menelaus"
...Greek mythology, the son of Pelops and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
He and Menelaus were sons of Atreus and suffered the curse laid upon Pelops....
In the Trojan War (as recounted in Homer's Iliad) he broke the truce by wounding Menelaus and soon after was killed by Diomed.
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 Pseudo-Polymath » Blog Archive » David and Achilles: The Duel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Menelaus and Paris …; the story highlights the cause behind the conflict of the Iliad …; but their duel is less famous.
Menelaus raised his sword and smashed it down on Paris helmet, but it shattered presumably stunning Paris.
For then Menelaus grabs Paris helmet by the crest and begins dragging (and the strap is strangling) him back to the Argive line.
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Even a fool may be wise after the event." Euphorbus would not listen, and said, "Now indeed, Menelaus, shall you pay for the death of my brother over whom you vaunted, and whose wife you widowed in her bridal chamber, while you brought grief unspeakable on his parents.
Menelaus then took aim, praying to father Jove as he did so; Euphorbus was drawing back, and Menelaus struck him about the roots of his throat, leaning his whole weight on the spear, so as to drive it home.
Nor were you, O Menelaus, minded to succour his harassed comrades, when Antilochus had left the Pylians- and greatly did they miss him- but he sent them noble Thrasymedes, and himself went back to Patroclus.
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 The Internet Classics Archive | Helen by Euripides
Menelaus caught her by the hair, and was for dragging her away.
O Menelaus, dearest husband, the time of sorrow has been long, but joy is now ours at last.
Menelaus, grant me too a portion of that joy which, though mine own eyes see, I scarcely comprehend.
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 XXVIII. b. Menelaus and Helen. Vols. I & II: Stories of Gods and Heroes. Bulfinch, Thomas. 1913. Age of Fable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On the fall of Troy Menelaus recovered possession of his wife, who had not ceased to love him, though she had yielded to the might of Venus and deserted him for another.
After the death of Paris she aided the Greeks secretly on several occasions, and in particular when Ulysses and Diomed entered the city in disguise to carry off the Palladium.
Menelaus and Helen at length arrived in safety at Sparta, resumed their royal dignity, and lived and reigned in splendor; and when Telemachus, the son of Ulysses, in search of his father, arrived at Sparta, he found Menelaus and Helen celebrating the marriage of their daughter Hermione to Neoptolemus, son of Achilles.
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 Orestes, By Euripides
MENELAUS True; she is a goddess dire; yet are there cures for her.
MENELAUS Kill her, for thou wilt be punished by me for such a murder.
Menelaus, leave Orestes to rule Argos; go thou and reign oer Sparta, keeping it as the dowry of a wife, who till this day ne'er ceased exposing thee to toils innumerable.
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