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Summary of Euripides Hecuba

Date: 424 B.C.E.

Description: Hecuba is a tragedy by Euripides written in 424 B.C.E. It takes place after the Trojan War, but before the Greeks have departed Troy. The central figure is Hecuba, wife of King Priam, formerly Queen of the now-fallen city. It depicts Hecuba's grief over the death of her daughter Polyxena, and the revenge she takes for the murder of her youngest son Polydorus.

Conacher, D.J Euripedes' Hecuba, The American Journal of Philology, 1961


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