ANDROMACHE , inGreek
See also:legend, the daughter of Eetion,
See also:prince of Thebe in
See also:Mysia, and wife of
See also:Hector . Her
See also:father and seven
See also:brothers fell by the hands of Achilles when their
See also:town was taken by him; her
See also:mother, ransomed at a high price, was slain by
See also:Artemis (Iliad, vi . 414) . During the Trojan War her
See also:husband was slain by Achilles, and after the capture of the city her son Astyanax (or Scamandrius) was hurled from the battlements (Eurip . Troades, 720) . When the captives were allotted, Andromache fell to
See also:Neoptolemus (
See also:Pyrrhus), the son of Achilles, whom she accompanied to
See also:Epirus, and to whom she
See also:bore three sons . When Neoptolemus was slain at
See also:Delphi, he
See also:left his wife and
See also:kingdom to
See also:Helenus, the
See also:brother of Hector (Virgil, Aen. iii . 294) . After the
See also:death of her third husband, Andromache returned to
See also:Asia Minor with her youngest son Pergamus, who there founded a town named after himself . Andromache is one of the finest characters in
See also:Homer, distinguished by her affection for her husband and
See also:child, her misfortunes and the resignation withwhich she endures them . The death of Astyanax, and the farewell scene between Andromache and Hector (Iliad, vi . 323), were represented in
See also:works of
See also:art, while Andromache herself is the subject of tragedies by
See also:Euripides and Racine .
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