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Helen of Troy

     
Helen of Troy
in ancient Greek stories, the wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta. Helen was famous for her great beauty, and she is often mentioned in literature as a typical example of a very beautiful woman. When Helen's lover Paris took her away to Troy with him, he caused the Trojan War. The phrase "the face that launched a thousand ships" is often used about her, since the Greeks sailed to Troy to bring her back.

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