Sentence Examples


  • Menelaus supplanted Jason, obtaining his appointment from the king by the promise of a larger contribution.
  • This outrage, coupled with his appropriation of temple vessels, which he used as bribes, raised against Menelaus the senate and the people of Jerusalem.
  • His brother and deputy was killed in a serious riot, and an accusation was laid against Menelaus before Antiochus.
  • Menelaus held the citadel and Jason was unable to establish himself in the city.
  • Though Jason had fled, it was necessary to storm the city; the drastic measures which Menelaus advised seem to indicate that the poorer classes had been roused to defend the Temple from further sacrilege.