13 Facts About Andromache


In Greek mythology, Andromache was the wife of Hector, daughter of Eetion, and sister to Podes.

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Andromache's was born and raised in the city of Cilician Thebe, over which her father ruled.

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In Epirus Andromache faithfully continued to make offerings at Hector's cenotaph.

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Andromache eventually went to live with her youngest son, Pergamus in Pergamum, where she died of old age.

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Andromache was described by the chronicler Malalas in his account of the Chronography as "above average height, thin, well turned out, good nose, good breasts, good eyes, good brows, wooly hair, blondish hair long in back, large-featured, good neck, dimples on her cheeks, charming, quick".

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Andromache was born in Thebe, a city that Achilles later sacked, killing her father Eetion and seven brothers.

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Notably, Andromache remains unnamed in Iliad 22, referred to only as the wife of Hector, indicating the centrality of her status as Hector's wife and of the marriage itself to her identity.

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Andromache's sudden tactical lecture is a way to keep Hector close, by guarding a section of the wall instead of fighting out in the plains.

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Andromache's is the subject of a tragedy by French classical playwright Jean Racine, entitled Andromaque, and a minor character in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida.

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Andromache is the subject of a 1932 opera by German composer Herbert Windt and a lyric scena for soprano and orchestra by Samuel Barber.

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Andromache's was portrayed by Vanessa Redgrave in the 1971 film version of Euripides' The Trojan Women, and by Saffron Burrows in the 2004 film Troy.

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Andromache's appears as a character in David Gemmell's Troy series.

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Andromache's is reimagined in The Old Guard as a present-day immortal paladin who aspires to improve the human condition despite her cynicism rooted in ongoing global conflict.

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