Nay, he is so favorable to the barbarians, that,
acquitting Busiris of those human sacrifices and that
slaughter of his guests for which he is accused, and attributing by his testimony to the Egyptians much religion and
justice, he endeavors to cast that abominable wickedness
and those impious murders on the Grecians. For in his
Second Book he says, that Menelaus, having received
Helen from Proteus and having been honored by him with
many presents, showed himself a most unjust and wicked
man; for wanting a fair wind to set sail, he found out an
impious device, and having taken two of the inhabitants'
boys, consulted their entrails; for which villany being
hated and persecuted, he fled with his ships directly into
From what Egyptian this story proceeds, I know
not. For, on the contrary, many honors are even at this
day given by the Egyptians both to Helen and Menelaus.