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Helen of Troy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHelen of TroyHel‧en of Troy /ˌhelən əv ˈtrɔɪ/  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. see also Iliad, The
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