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Polyxena dies by the hand of Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles.
Polyxena dies by the hand of Neoptolemus on the tomb of Achilles.

Polyxena was known to be a beautiful Trojan princess from Greek mythology. She is the youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy and his queen, Hecuba. The Acts of Xanthippe, Polyxena, and Rebecca is an example of New Testament Apocrypha that dates from the third or fourth century. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Neoptolemus Kills Priam Neoptolemus Murdered at Delphi In Greek mythology, Neoptolemus, also Neoptólemos or Pyrrhus, was the son of the warrior Achilles and the princess Deidamea. ... The Wrath of Achilles, by François-Léon Benouville (1821–1859) (Musée Fabre) In Greek mythology, Achilles, also Akhilleus or Achilleus (Ancient Greek ) was a hero of the Trojan War, the central character and greatest warrior of Homers Iliad, which takes for its theme, not the War... Walls of the excavated city of Troy Troy (Ancient Greek Τροία Troia, also Ίλιον Ilion; Latin: Troia, Ilium) is a legendary city and center of the Trojan War, as described in the Trojan War cycle, especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. ... Princess is the feminine form of prince (from Latin princeps, meaning principal citizen). ... The Oricoli bust of Zeus, King of the Gods, in the collection of the Vatican Museum. ... In Greek mythology, Priam (Greek Πρίαμος) was the king of Troy during the Trojan War, and son of Laomedon. ... Hecuba (also Hekuba or Hekabe) was a Trojan queen in Greek mythology, daughter of Dymas. ...


Polyxena is not in Homer's Iliad, appearing in works by later poets, perhaps to add romance to Homer's austere tale. Homer (Greek Hómēros) was a legendary early Greek poet and aoidos (singer) traditionally credited with the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. ... The Iliad (Ancient Greek , Ilias) is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer, a supposedly blind Ionian poet. ...


An oracle prophesied that Troy would not be defeated if her brother, Prince Troilius, reached the age of twenty. During the Trojan War, Polyxena and Troilius were ambushed and Troilius was killed by the Greek warrior Achilles, who later fell in love with Polyxena. According to some stories, Achilles was killed when visiting her during a truce; others claimed she committed suicide after Achilles' death; and still others tell that Achilles' son, Neoptolemus, sacrificed Polyxena at Achilles' tomb. Her story is told in Hecuba and mentioned in The Trojan Women, both authored by Euripides. An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion; an infallible authority, usually spiritual in nature. ... Troilius, in Greek mythology, was the son of Apollo from Hecuba, wife of King Priam of Troy. ... The fall of Troy by Johann Georg Trautmann (1713–1769) From the collections of the granddukes of Baden, Karlsruhe The Trojan War was a war waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), by the armies of the Achaeans, after Paris of Troy... The Wrath of Achilles, by François-Léon Benouville (1821–1859) (Musée Fabre) In Greek mythology, Achilles, also Akhilleus or Achilleus (Ancient Greek ) was a hero of the Trojan War, the central character and greatest warrior of Homers Iliad, which takes for its theme, not the War... == T.R.U.C.E == Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Childrens Entertainment. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ... Neoptolemus Kills Priam Neoptolemus Murdered at Delphi In Greek mythology, Neoptolemus, also Neoptólemos or Pyrrhus, was the son of the warrior Achilles and the princess Deidamea. ... Hecuba is a tragedy by Euripides written c. ... The Trojan Women (in Greek, Troiades) is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. ... A statue of Euripides Euripides (Greek: Ευριπίδης) (c. ...


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POLYXENA, in Greek legend, daughter of Priam, king of Troy, and Hecuba.
The shade of Achilles afterwards appeared to the returning Greeks in the Thracian Chersonese and demanded the sacrifice of Polyxena, who was put to death by Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, on his father's grave (Ovid, Metam.
According to Philostratus (Heroica, 20, 18), Polyxena fled to the Greeks after the murder of Achilles and committed suicide on his tomb.
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