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Andromache (c. 425 BC) is a play by Euripides. It follows Andromache during her life as a slave, years after the events of the Trojan War.

Background

During the Trojan War, Andromache's husband Hector was slain by Achilles. Their child was murdered after the war, and Andromache was made a slave of Neoptolemus, son of Achilles. These events are depectied in The Trojan Women, another play by Euripides. Years pass and Andromache has a child through Neoptolemus. However, Neoptolemus weds Hermione, daughter of Menalaus and Helen, and Hermione is very jealous of the relationship between Andromache and Neoptolemus. Fearing for her life and the life of her child, Andromache hides the child and seeks refuge in the temple of Thetis, mother of Achilles.

Translations

  • Edward P. Coleridge, 1891 - prose: full text
  • Arthur S. Way, 1912 - verse
  • Hugh O. Meredith, 1937 - verse
  • Van L. Johnson, 1955 - prose
  • John Frederick Nims, 1958 - verse
  • David Kovacs, 1994 - prose: full text

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