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Sign In or Create an Account. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Without her familial structure, Andromache is a displaced woman who must live outside familiar and even safe societal boundaries.
During the Trojan Warafter Hector was killed by Achilles and the city taken by the Greeks, the Greek herald Talthybius informed her of the plan to kill Astyanaxher son by Hector, by throwing him from the city walls.
Andromache was born in Thebea city that Achilles later sacked, killing her father Eetion and seven brothers. Once Achilles kills Hector, Andromache is utterly alone. Views Read Edit View history. Description of Greece1. Related articles in Google Scholar. She was born and raised in the city of Cilician Thebeover which her father ruled.
Published by Oxford University Press. Email alerts New issue alert. Did their Propertius walk that way? Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Here she is carrying out an eyridice Hector had ordered her to perform during their conversation in Iliad 6 6. With the employment andrromaque such stylistic techniques, Racine grafts his own version of the fall of Troy myth onto frameworks established by the ancient tragedians and reinterprets earlier versions of the story in light of his own contribution to the narrative.
You do not currently have access to this article. Fall of a Ruridiceshe was portrayed by Chloe Pirrie. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Archived from the original on 10 December That Jean Racine received excellent training in Greek and Latin as a young man and remained an avid reader of ancient literature well into anddromaque career is well established, but underappreciated is his adaptation of allusive techniques employed by the Roman poets.
In Iliad 22, Andromache is portrayed as the perfect wife, weaving a cloak for her husband in the innermost chambers of the house and preparing a bath in anticipation of his return from battle In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Although Andromache adheres to the formal practice of female lamentation in Homeric epic,  the raw emotion of her discovery yields a miserable beginning to wndromaque new era in her life without her husband and, ultimately, without a home.
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Eurydice Eurydice was a nymph in Greek mythology, one of the daughters of the god Apollo. She was married to Orpheus , a legendary musician and poet. After their marriage, Eurydice was pursued by Aristaeus ; in her effort to evade him, she stepped on a snake, she was bitten and died. Orpheus , devastated, started playing such a mournful melody on his lyre that the nymphs and gods wept in pain; they advised him to search for Eurydice in the Underworld and bring her back. Passing through the Gates of the Underworld, his singing and his melody touched even the hearts of the God of the Underworld, Hades , and his wife, Persephone. Even the Furies could not withhold their tears. So, he was allowed to take Eurydice back to the surface.