To be or not to be,” was a favorite phrase, as was “What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba.
His wife, however, Hecuba, begged and entreated him to desist.
A nymph with bright and flowing hair; a hag like Hecuba, by Jove!
At another time they melted into tears at the tender affliction of Hecuba.
We did not see this latter-day Hecuba, but we were told that she was still quite comely.
All through the play Hecuba is a woman of remarkable intellectual power and of fearless thought.
Hecuba, for example, in her play; Electra in hers; Menelaus in the Helena.
Polyxena, the youngest sister, was sacrificed on the tomb of Achilles, and poor old Hecuba went mad with grief.
Hecuba, his queen, escaped the swords of the Grecians, and outlived him.
And then his dear mother, Hecuba, took up the plaint and spake through her piteous tears.