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Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Demigods and Heros - Achilles - Aegisthus - Agamemnon - Ajax the Locrian - Ajax the Telamonian - Alcestis - Amphiaraos - Amphitrite - Antigone - Atalanta - Belerophon - Cadmus - Clytemnestra - Daedalus - Danae - Dioscuri - Electra - Europa - Eurydice - Ganymede - Hector - Hecuba - Helen - Heracles - Hippolytus - Icarus - Io - Iphigenia - Jason - Leda - Menelaus - Minos - Nestor - Niobe - Odysseus - Oedipus - Orestes - Medea - Orpheus - Paris - Pasiphae - Pelops - Penelope - Perseus - Phaedra - Phaethon - Phrixus - Priam - Telemachus - Theseus - Triptolemus

Hecuba

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Hecuba [Hekave] - The daughter of Dymas, king of Phrygia, she was the husband of Priam, the king of Tory, with whom she had numerous offspring who all met a tragic end. Among them were Hector, Paris, Deiphobus, Polydorus, Troilus, and Cassandra. When Troy fell and she was allotted to the hated Odysseus, Hecuba saw her son Polydorus dead on the beach. She had given him with much gold to Polymestor, king of Thrace, to spare him from the fate of her other children. Hecuba exacted her revenge by blinding him and slaying his two children. While she was being pursued by the king's men she was changed into a dog and leapt into the sea and drowned. Euripedes in his tragedy of the same name describes the suffering of the mother and her passion for revenge. [p. 63]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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