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Hecuba

by Micha F. Lindemans
The daughter of Dymas, wife of Priam, king of Troy, and mother of Paris and Hector. After the fall of Troy, she was taken captive by the Achaeans and enslaved.

In various scenes depicting the Trojan war, she is portrayed on Greek vases as a beautiful young woman. A fresco in the Casa di Cecilio Iucundo at Pompeii shows a sad Hecuba looking down from a window on the procession that returns Hector's body to Troy.

Hecuba is her Latin name; the Greeks called her Hekabe.


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Hekabe
  • Pronunciation:
    hek'-yoo-buh

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