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Hecuba

[ hek-yoo-buh ]

noun

  1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Priam.


Hecuba

/ ˈhɛkjʊbə /

noun

  1. classical myth the wife of King Priam of Troy, and mother of Hector and Paris


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She’s a pragmatist who rolls her eyes at vengeance-obsessed Trojan queen Hecuba’s refusal to understand the reality of her new, enslaved condition.

To be or not to be,” was a favorite phrase, as was “What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba.

Hecuba invites Achilles and Archilochus to meet her in the temple of Apollo.

Hecuba was now satisfied and the old lord of windy Troy started out on his errand of love.

The costly blue was presented by Hecuba, Queen of Cyprus, whose tomb is in the church.

The school-boy of to-day—what, after all, is Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba?

In any event, it will be difficult for it to say: "What's Hecuba to me?"

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