polyxena intervenes to point out the blessings death will bring her.
polyxena, in Euripides's Hekuba, 360, bewails her anticipated lot as a slave.
Probably in this version, as in Dictys, Achilles was in love with polyxena, and was treacherously slain while wooing her.
He demands that the daughter of Priam, the virgin polyxena, should be immolated on his tomb.
polyxena, the youngest sister, was sacrificed on the tomb of Achilles, and poor old Hecuba went mad with grief.
Then the curtain in front of one of the tents was raised, and the virgin polyxena appeared.
Ulysses is sent by the Greeks to inform Hecuba that her daughter polyxena must be sacrificed.
polyxena gently, but resolutely, removed the old arms which held her.
The Greeks therefore, in honor to their hero, tore polyxena from Hecuba, and offered her up in sacrifice.
At polyxena's request he later restores the body of Hector to Priam.