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Profile: THE TWO KINGS OF TWO GREAT NATIONS


THE RENOWNED KING OF SPARTA MENELAUS


Menelaus was a happily married man until the Prince of Troy came and abducted his wife, the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen. His counsel, the Greeks, have continuously “fought for a peaceful way to return Helen safely despite the assassination attempts by the Trojans” but the blatant disregard of the peace treaty by the Trojans is highly “dishonorable and unfavorable” for both Menelaus and the Greek Council. Menelaus believes that war was his only option and based on Menelaus’ network and spies, he has full confidence in winning the war.” Menelaus vowed to bring back his wife who is rightfully his and he will not stop till his death. Menelaus will go to any length whether it be against his counsel or not, but he must bring his wife back.



THE GLORIOUS KING OF TROY: KING PRIAM


Priam, king of Troy, lives happily with his wife, Hecuba, and they have 50 sons and 50 daughters. One of his sons’, Paris, bought back Helen of Sparta, who in fact was already married to the King of Sparta, Menelaus. This ended up enraging the Greeks and provoking them to declare war. Although Priam was disappointed in his son, Priam strongly maintained that the Greeks “take Troy as a weak city-state and that cannot be tolerated.” Despite having a smaller army than the Greeks, Priam still feels extremely confident about his well-trained navy and army and believes that the Trojans have a great chance of winning the war. Priam will not stop at any cost to defend both his son and his country and will carry out his duties as king till the very end.

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