from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The wife of Priam and mother of Hector, Paris, and Cassandra in Homer's Iliad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a genus of mollusks.


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  • Then he went down into his fragrant store-room, high-vaulted, and made of cedar-wood, where his many treasures were kept, and he called Hecuba his wife.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • COSTAS: Vanessa Redgrave, appearing in "Hecuba" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from yesterday, it began as this airs, until - how long will it run?

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2005

  • COSTAS: As you appear in "Hecuba" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, there should be plenty of family time because your daughter Natasha is in "A Streetcar Named Desire" right now.

    CNN Transcript Jun 18, 2005

  • BRANDEIS THEATER COMPANY presents "Hecuba," a new translation of Euripides 'story of one woman's devotion and revenge, at Mainstage Theater, Brandeis University, 415 South St.,

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  • One of the moat brilliant of modern French writers [1] has recently remarked that, in spite of the number of years which have elapsed since the grave closed over the sorrows of Marie Antoinette, and of the almost unbroken series of exciting events which have marked the annals of France in the interval, the interest excited by her story is as fresh and engrossing as ever; that such as Hecuba and Andromache were to the ancients, objects never named to inattentive ears, never contemplated without lively sympathy, such still is their hapless queen to all honest and intelligent Frenchmen.

    The Life of Marie Antoinette

  • He also wrote several essays in "The Freethinker;" and was the reputed author of a tragedy called "Hecuba;" which was performed at Drury Lane theatre in 1726.] (134) Tydeus, Orosmades, Almanzor, and Plato, were names which had been given by them to some of their Eton schoolfellows.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

  • Having said which, the goddesses Thetis, Athena, Hera and indeed the Trojan women, Hecuba and Andromache (and to an extent Helen) are all interesting characters in their own rights; as are most of the men, several of whom (this is hardly a spoiler) get horribly killed off during the conflict.

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  • Katharine Hepburn as Hecuba, the Trojan queen who has lost her sons and city, opens the play prostrate on the scarred earth of Troy towards the end of the siege, after a failed attempt to throw herself into its smoldering ruins, she says, "Up from the ground, trembling body."

    Katerina Zacharia: Remembering Michael Cacoyannis

  • I'd like to think this is Hector and Andromache, but we know from Euripedes that she made it out of Troy alive (carried out, kicking and screaming, on the shoulder of some Greek warrior), along with her mother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hecuba and Cassandra.

    Lance Mannion:

  • What is the class of 2014 to Hecuba, or Hecuba to the class of 2014?

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