In the Homer's two narrativesEdit
Menelaus is a character of both The Iliad and The Odyssey: at war against the Trojans in The Iliad, and in The Odyssey back at his castle in Sparta with his retaken wife, and in that book is met by Telemachus from Ithaca, who searches for news of his father Odysseus.
Homer does not give Menelaus many epithets (e.g. "Brilliant", "Lord of Men", "who Gathers the Clouds", etc.) in The Iliad, but in The Odyssey it becomes known that he had red hair.
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