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Menelaus Born 70 possibly died 130Menelaus although a great warrior was also a great observer and thinker Menelaus was the son of Atreus Menelauss brother was the leader of the Trojan army Agamemnon Although he was not a major warrior in the war his brother was the commander in chief of the forces against Troy Parada p2Although little is known about Menaluss life in Alexandria other records show that he recorded astrological records Menelaus observed the occultation of the star Beta Scorpii by the moon Robertson and OConnor p1 Occultation is the blocking of a heavenly body by another ex the moon blocking the view of another star Menelaus was mentioned in the works of Plutach also It stated that Lucius apologized to Menelaus for doubting that light when reflected obeys the law that the angle of incidence equals the angle of reflection OConnor Robertson and p1 Menelaus not only being an observer was also a mathematician He composed a book that survived until today The book titled Sphaerica is the only surviving book it deals with spherical triangles and their application to astronomy OConnor Robertson p1 Menelaus produced many other books pertain to Geometry and Trignometry but none of these books survived the translation from Greek to Arabic and then later to modern dayNot only a thinker Menelaus was a great warrior Menelaus was leader of the Lacedaemonians Helens homeland during the war Not much is known about any other roles he had in the war After the conclusion of the war Menelaus wandered about the Mediterranean following the winds that the Gods provided In and or around Egypt it is said that Menelaus was stuck there because of the hee trapped the old man of the sea Proteus 2 there Menelaus bound him in chains and while Proteus metamorphisized into many figures to escape Menelaus waited Finally Proteus confided why Menelaus had been traveling aimlessly Proteus said that the Gods were angry because
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