Second wife of Priam, and mother of nineteen children. When
Troy was taken by the Greeks she fell to the lot of Ulysses. She was
afterwards metamorphosed into a dog, and threw herself into the sea.
The place where she perished was afterwards called the Dog's—
grave (cynos-sema). (Homer: Iliad, etc.)
On to Hecuba.
To the point or main incident. The story of Hecuba has furnished a
host of Greek tragedies.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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