In euripides hecuba also set in the aftermath of the trojan war hecuba c 425 bc greek hekab shows the double disaster that reduces the aged trojan queen hecuba now a widowed slave by sheer weight of hatred and misery to a mere animal ferocity hecuba first read more. Euripides euripides last of classical athenss three great tragic dramatists following aeschylus and sophocles it is possible to reconstruct only the sketchiest biography of euripides his mothers name was cleito his fathers name was mnesarchus or mnesarchides one tradition states that his mother was. Ghost lo i am come from out the charnel house and gates of gloom where hades dwells apart from gods i polydorus a son of hecuba the daughter of cisseus and of priam now my father when phrygias capital was threatened with destruction by the spear of hellas took alarm and conveyed me secretly from the land of troy unto polymestors house his friend in thrace who sows these fruitful
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