Aided by some divine meddling, Paris performs the consummate indignity against his host Menelaus by absconding with his wife.
Menelaus was very reluctant to leave his place among the defenders of Patroclus.
So Menelaus, the King, departed from his home and went to the city of Priam.
This was on the very day that Menelaus and Helen returned home.
Menelaus has also his myth of Ulysses at Troy, which he now proceeds to tell.
Agamemnon was a son of Atreus according to Homer, and was the brother of Menelaus.
For it is Proteus who sends Menelaus back to the Gods whom he has neglected and offended.
Menelaus consented, only insisting that he should remain for the morning meal.
Ulysses once came here as envoy about yourself, and Menelaus with him.
The war at Troy is over, and Menelaus, beaten by storms out of his way, is shipwrecked on the coast of Egypt.