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The "Aristeia" of Menelaos
The Classical Journal
Vol. 104, No. 3 (Feb. - Mar., 2009), pp. 193-205
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27750239
Page Count: 13
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This paper examines the role played by Menelaos in "Iliad" 17. A brief consideration of the findings of neo-analysis and type-scene analysis shows that Menelaus' prominence has not been adequately explained. In fact, he fulfills a pivotal function in the larger narrative: by defending Patroklos for Achilleus, Menelaos mediates the two major themes of the poem, Achilleus' wrath and the Trojan War.
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