(Greek myth) the young son of Hector and Andromache, who was hurled from the walls of Troy by the Greeks
So when he had fallen bloody death and hard fate seized on astyanax.
Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod
Now, if the men called him astyanax, is it not probable that the other name was conferred by the women?
The scandalous behaviour of all concerned in astyanax may well have caused a falling-off in the subscriptions.
Handel Edward J. Dent
But none knew the depth of his love and gentleness as did his wife, Andromache, and their little son, astyanax.
Half a Hundred Hero Tales Various
Euripides allows the mangled corpse of astyanax to be brought upon the stage on his father’s shield.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds
Pyrrhus wooes her, promising that if she become his wife, her son astyanax shall be made king of Troy.
The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers Various
Among this number was Andromache, widow of Hector, and mother of astyanax.
Heathen Mythology Various
Hector had named him Scamandrius, but the people called him astyanax, for his father stood alone as chief guardian of Ilius.
The Iliad Homer
He was represented delivering his son astyanax into her arms, and the eyes of Andromache were fixed upon him.
Practical Education, Volume II Maria Edgeworth
The central portion of the play deals with the decision of the Greeks about Hector’s little boy, astyanax.
Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray
son of Hector and Andromache (“Iliad”), Greek, literally “lord of the city,” from asty “city” (see asteism) + anax “chief, lord, master.” Also the epithet of certain gods.
a city in and the capital of Paraguay, in the S part. a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Capital: Asunción. a river in central South America, flowing S from W Brazil through Paraguay to the Paraná. 1500 miles (2400 km) long. Historical Examples Since […]
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. Historical Examples During his siege of Asur, a conquered city that had rebelled against him, Godfrey inspired a touching act of heroism. With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene noun a variant spelling of Assur
(in Indian mythology) a god or demon. Zoroastrianism. . Historical Examples But the word has been whispered about among the priests, and we of Asura learned of it.’ The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard This was our plan, and the priests of Asura aided us with their mist. The Hour of the Dragon […]