Andromache
(2,655 words)

(Ἀνδροµάχη [Andromáchē]; Latin Andromacha)

A. Myth

A. is the daughter of Eetion, king of Cilician Thebes, who, like A.’s seven brothers, is killed by Achilles (Hom. Il. 6,395; 6,414 ff.). She is the wife of Hector (Hom. Il. 6,366ff; Sappho fr. 55D) and mother of the young Astyanax (Scamandrius: Hom. Il. 6,402f.), who, depending on tradition, is either killed by Neoptolemus following the fall of Troy (Pyrrhus; Paus. 10,25,9) or thrown from the walls by Odysseus (Ov. Met. 13,415; also in Euripides’ and Seneca’s Trojan Women). A. i…

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Tauber, Christine, “Andromache”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e121320>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111



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