- Greek myth a daughter of King Priam of Troy, who was sacrificed on the command of Achilles' ghost
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He demands that the daughter of Priam, the virgin Polyxena, should be immolated on his tomb.
The death of Polyxena was resolved on, and the appeased shade of Achilles vanished.
Then the curtain in front of one of the tents was raised, and the virgin Polyxena appeared.
Thais—or rather Polyxena herself—let fall the curtain of the tent.
Polyxena gently, but resolutely, removed the old arms which held her.