in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 56 words.
Born of Thracian or Phrygian parents, Hecuba became the wife of King Priam of Troy and the mother of Hector
in Euripides’s Revolution under Cover
March 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 804 words.
This chapter examines Hecuba's musings on the deficiency of language by focusing on her debate with Polymestor. In her debate with Polymestor before Agamemnon, Hecuba defends the revenge...
in The Law Is a White Dog
February 2011; p ublished online October 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 12767 words.
This introductory chapter explains that when ghosts come before the law, they are sometimes treated as if real insofar as they have legal effect. Indeed, for legal purposes—in cases of...
in The Oxford Dictionary of Plays
P ublished online January 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 373 words.
Hecuba, former Queen of Troy, is now the slave of Odysseus. The Greeks are waiting to set sail for home,
in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical History. 307 words.
From Homer on, Priam and Hecuba figure in Greek mythology as the last royal couple of Troy. Priam has a