Helen was already married to King Menelaus of Sparta (a fact Aphrodite neglected to mention so Paris had to raid Menelaus's house to steal Helen from him - according to some accounts, she fell in love with Paris and left willingly.
For a comparison of hero births, including Sargon, Moses, Karna, Oedipus, Paris, Telephus, Perseus, Romulus, Gilgamesh, Cyrus, Jesus, and others, see: Rank, Otto.
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The Love of Helen and Paris by Jacques-Louis David (oil on canvas, 1788, Louvre, Paris) Early in the epic, Paris and Menelaus duel in an attempt to end the war without further bloodshed.
The Greeks' expedition to retrieve Helen from Paris in Troy is the mythological basis of the Trojan War.This intriguing program, which features dramatic recreations, looks at the history underlying legends of the Trojan War.The Greek Myths by Robert Graves.Did Troy actually exist?When Paris took her to Troy, Menelaus invoked this oath.Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited by John Victor Luce uses photographs to demonstrate that Homer's descriptions of the land around Troy were accurate.Books About Ancient Greece Books About Ancient Greece Modern Novels Helen of Troy: A Novel by Margaret George.Menelaus easily defeats Paris, though Aphrodite spirits him away before Menelaus can finish the duel.
Young adult novel in which Helen of Troy has "steely determination and a sassy attitude." Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline.
Young adult novel of the Torojan War from the viewpoints of Helen and Cassandra.
Returning after nine days, Agelaus was astonished to find the child still alive and brought him home in a backpack ( Greek pra, hence by folk etymology Pariss name) to rear as his own.
The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge.Retells a large number of myths (including the story of the Trojan War) and puts them in historical context.Inside the Walls of Troy: A Novel of the Women Who Lived the Trojan War by Clemence McLaren, illustrated by Joel Peter Johnson.In prose he appears as the main character in Rudolf Hagelstange 's 1959 book Spielball der Götter (Game of Gods).This groundbreaking translation of Homer's great epic poem about the Trojan War has been hailed by scholars as the new standard, providing an Iliad that delights modern sensibility without sacrificing the grandeur of Homer's style and language.Details, official Sites: Official Facebook, warner Bros France, see more ».But who was the real Helen?Poetry As Performance: Homer and Beyond by Gregory Nagy is about traditional Greek epic composition.Hera offered ownership of all of Europe and Asia.Children's Books About the Trojan War Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum, illustrated by Willy Pogany.
Episodes in the Trojan cycle, such as the departure of the Greek fleet from Aulis or Theseuss Cretan expedition and death on Scyros, may belong to traditions dating from the Minoan-Mycenaean world.
Mythology by Edith Hamilton, illustrated by Steele Savage.
The Myth of the Birth of the Hero.