Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In Greek mythology, queen of Troy, the wife of Priam and mother of children including Hector, Paris, Cassandra, and Troilus; after the fall of Troy and the death of Priam she became a slave. She is taken as the type of a bereft and mourning woman.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.