Andromache

Euripides


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Andromache is an Athenian tragedy by Euripides. During the Trojan War, Achilles killed Andromache's husband Hector. The Greeks threw Andromache and Hector's child Astyanax from the Trojan walls for fear that he would grow up and avenge his father and city. Andromache was made a slave of Achilles' son Neoptolemus. Euripides dramatised these events ten years after Andromache in his tragedy The Trojan Women (415 BC). Years pass and Andromache has a child with Neoptolemus. Neoptolemus weds Hermione, daughter of Menelaus and Helen. Even though Andromache is still devoted to her dead husband Hector, Hermione is deeply jealous and plots her revenge. Fearing for her life and the life of her child, Andromache hides the child and seeks refuge in the temple of Thetis (who was the mother of Achilles).

Part of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World set.

This book has 31 pages in the PDF version, and this translation by E. P. Coleridge was originally published in 1891.

Production notes: This ebook of Andromache was published by Global Grey in 2018.

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