Now Paris and Menelaus, Atrides loved by Ares,
will fight it out with their rugged spears for Helen,
and Helen and all her treasures go to the man who wins.
The rest will seal in blood their binding pacts of friendship.
Our people will live in peace on the rich soil of Troy.
Our enemies sail home to the stallion-land of Argos,
the land of Achaea where the women are a wonder.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 3, lines 303-308. The crier announces to Trojan King Priam the single combat duel arranged between Paris and Menelaus. They are to fight to decide who will get Helen – she is to be the winner’s prize. The fierce warrior-king Menelaus is loved by god of war Ares, we learn.