How does helen keep everyone from crying at dinner

Answer: She drugs the wine.

Explanation: In this scene, Menelaus is told all about the dead in Troy and the death of Odysseus and so everyone is sad and crying. For this reason, Helena drugged the wine that people were drinking with a drug called pharmakon that causes nullification of pain, anger and forgetfulness of all evils. This story. all who drank of wine were unable to cry as they heard Menelaus speak.

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