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Polyxena

noun
  1. Greek myth a daughter of King Priam of Troy, who was sacrificed on the command of Achilles' ghost
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Historical Examples

  • He demands that the daughter of Priam, the virgin Polyxena, should be immolated on his tomb.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • The death of Polyxena was resolved on, and the appeased shade of Achilles vanished.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • Then the curtain in front of one of the tents was raised, and the virgin Polyxena appeared.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • Thais—or rather Polyxena herself—let fall the curtain of the tent.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • Polyxena gently, but resolutely, removed the old arms which held her.

    Thais

    Anatole France