Does not appear onstage during the play. Agamemnon’s brother and King of Sparta. When Paris runs away to Troy with his wife Helen, he and Agamemnon raise a fleet to conquer Troy. During the play, we learn that a storm has separated Menelaus’ fleet from Agamemnon’s, and that Menelaus’ whereabouts are unknown.
The timeline below shows where the character Menelaus appears in Agamemnon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...out of the Trojan prince Paris for the overly prideful act of stealing Helen from Menelaus. At the same time, the Chorus expresses concern that the staggering number of deaths suffered... (full context)