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Helen and the chorus enter from the palace. They do not notice Menelaos.
 I have heard the prophetic maiden, who gave a clear answer within the palace: Menelaos is not yet dead and buried, gone to the land of shadows where darkness takes the place of light;  but he is still wearing out his life on the ocean swell and has not yet reached the haven of his country, wretched in his wandering life,  bereft of every friend, approaching every land in his sea-going ship from the land of Troy.