Greek myth the young son of Hector and Andromache, who was hurled from the walls of Troy by the Greeks

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Historical Examples of astyanax

  • Now, if the men called him Astyanax, is it not probable that the other name was conferred by the women?

  • Among this number was Andromache, widow of Hector, and mother of Astyanax.

  • She is thinking ever of her Hector, and Astyanax whom you slew!


    Gilbert Murray

  • The scandalous behaviour of all concerned in Astyanax may well have caused a falling-off in the subscriptions.


    Edward J. Dent

  • But none knew the depth of his love and gentleness as did his wife, Andromache, and their little son, Astyanax.

Word Origin and History for astyanax


son of Hector and Andromache ("Iliad"), Greek, literally "lord of the city," from asty "city" (see asteism) + anax "chief, lord, master." Also the epithet of certain gods.

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