Definition of Helen of Troy

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War.

Exact synonyms: Helen
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Helen Of Troy

Held's bundle
Held's decussation
Helen Adams Keller
Helen Hayes
Helen Hunt Jackson
Helen Keller
Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury
Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson
Helen Newington Wills
Helen Porter Mitchell
Helen Traubel
Helen Wills
Helen Wills Moody
Helen of Troy (current term)
Helenium autumnale
Helenium hoopesii
Helenium puberulum
Helianthemum canadense
Helianthemum scoparium
Helianthus angustifolius
Helianthus annuus

Literary usage of Helen of Troy

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1. Woman; Her Position, Influence, and Achievement Throughout the Civilized by William C. King (1902)
"rI \ HERE is lack of agreement as to the parentage of Helen of Troy, J_ but she was generally represented as the daughter of Jupiter ..."

2. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies, Novatianus (1868)
"Simon interprets his System by the Mythological Representation of Helen of Troy—gives an Account of himself in connection with the Trojan Heroine—Immorality ..."

3. Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters (1916)
"Helen of Troy On an ancient vase representing in bas-relief the flight of ... Helen of Troy, Greek art Hath made our heart thy heart, Thy mirth our mirth. ..."

4. Fine Art, Chiefly Contemporary: Notices Re-printed, with Revisions by William Michael Rossetti (1867)
"The dullness of surface nevertheless is a symptom of his foreign study not to be indulged too far. Helen of Troy (1865). Mr. Leighton has poured a blaze of ..."

5. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1874)
"I might as well fall in love with Helen of Troy or Boadicea as Miss Hope, and you will understand that when you see her and know about her. ..."

6. The reader's handbook of allusions, references, plots and storiesby Ebenezer Cobham Brewer by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1882)
"... 1«63; Golden Hours, 1861 ; Greek Girl« picking up Pebbles, 1871; Helen of Troy, IMS; Helios and Rhodos, ..."

7. A Handbook for Latin Clubs by Susan Paxson (1916)
"Helen of Troy I am that Helen, that very Helen — NORA HOPPER Of Leda, born in the days of old: Men's hearts as inns that I might dwell in: Houseless I ..."

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