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Hecuba is a tragedy by Euripides written c. 424 BC. The play is meant to take place after the Trojan War, but before the Greeks have departed Troy. It depicts Hecuba's grief over the loss of a daughter, and the revenge she takes over the loss of a son. Taking place near the same time is The Trojan Women, another play by Euripides. This play has also been mentioned in the second act of Hamlet by Shakespeare.

Chorus

  • Captive Trojan Women

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Translations

  • Edward P. Coleridge, 1891 - prose: full text
  • Arthur S. Way, 1912 - verse
  • J. T. Sheppard, 1927 - verse
  • Hugh O. Meredith, 1937 - verse
  • William Arrowsmith, 1958 - verse
  • Philip Vellacott, 1963 - verse

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