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Helen with the old Trojan king on the walls of Troy. Painting by Gordon Dean.

Helen. Spartan princess, wife of Menelaus. Helen's elopement with (or abduction by) Paris caused the Trojan War. She was memorialized in a famous phrase of the poet Marlowe as the face that launched a thousand ships. When still a child, she was abducted by Theseus and rescued by her brothers, the Dioscuri.

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