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Menelaus
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Menelaus

Menelaus (also Menelaos) is a figure from ancient Greek mythology and literature who was the king of Sparta and the husband of beautiful Helen, whose abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the legendary Trojan War. The story is...
The Judgement of Paris
Image by Enrique Simonet Lombardo

The Judgement of Paris

The painting shows the Judgment of Paris, an event in Greek mythology. Figures, from left to right: The goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, then Aphrodite's son, Eros, and Paris. Oil on canvas, 1904. Museum of Málaga.
Coronation of Henry VI of England in Paris
Image by Unknown Artist

Coronation of Henry VI of England in Paris

A 15th century CE illustration of the coronation of Henry VI of England as the king of France (Henry II) in Notre-Dame de Paris on 16 December 1431 CE. From the 'Chroniques d'Angleterre' by Jean de Wavrin. (National Library of France, Paris...
Battle of Paris, 1814
Image by Horace Vernet

Battle of Paris, 1814

The defense of Clichy during the Battle of Paris (30-31 March 1814), one of the final actions of the War of the Sixth Coalition. Marshal Jannot de Moncey is depicted centre-frame on horseback, giving orders to the goldsmith Claude Odiot...
Odo & the Siege of Paris
Image by Jean-Victor Schnetz

Odo & the Siege of Paris

A painting by Jean-Victor Schnetz (1787–1870) of Odo of Paris defending Paris during the siege by the Vikings in 885 CE (Palace of Versailles, France)
Establishment of the French Academy and Paris Observatory
Image by Henri Testelin

Establishment of the French Academy and Paris Observatory

A 17th-century painting by Henri Testelin titled Establishment of the French Academy of Sciences and of Paris Observatory. Louis XIV of France (r. 1643-1715) is shown being presented the founding members of the Academy and Observatory (shown...
Luxor Obelisk, Paris
Image by Dennis Jarvis

Luxor Obelisk, Paris

The Luxor Obelisk, also known as 'Cleopatra's Needle', in Place de la Concorde, Paris.
Siege of Paris, 885-886 CE
Image by Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers

Siege of Paris, 885-886 CE

A depiction of the Siege of Paris in 885-886 CE, by Mirco Paganessi. Courtesy of Medieval Warfare Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Matthew Paris' Map of Britain
Image by Matthew Paris

Matthew Paris' Map of Britain

Map of Great Britain by Matthew Paris (c. 1199-1259), made c. 1250. From the manuscript Epitome of Chronicles, BL Cotton MS Claudius D VI, fol. 12v. (British Library)
Treaty of Paris, Unfinished Portrait
Image by Benjamin West

Treaty of Paris, Unfinished Portrait

An unfinished oil sketch depicting the Treaty of Paris of 1783, by Benjamin West, c. 1783. The American commissioners depicted from left to right are John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin...
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