Andromache ăndrŏ´məkē [key], in Greek mythology, Trojan princess, wife of Hector and mother of Astyanax. After the Trojan War she was carried away by Neoptolemus , whose father, Achilles, had slain her husband. She later married Hector's brother Helenus and they jointly ruled Epirus. She is a noble figure in the Iliad ; Euripides and Racine wrote plays about her.
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