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(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.

    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
  • polyxena, in Euripides's Hekuba, 360, bewails her anticipated lot as a slave.


    William Graham Sumner
  • At polyxena's request he later restores the body of Hector to Priam.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • Tzetzes, on the parentage of Iphigeneia, 210;on polyxena, 217.

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • He sacrificed polyxena, daughter of Priam king of Troy, to the manes of his father.

    The Lusiad Lus de Cames
  • And polyxena about to have her throat cut near the tomb of Achilles.

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