LE TROIANE di Euripide
After a long war, the city of Troy is defeated.
The Trojan men were slaughtered and the women assigned
as slaves to the winners.
Cassandra is given to Agamemnon, Andromache to
Neoptolemus and Ecuba to Odysseus.
Andromache suers a terrible fate: Astianatte, the son of
Ettore, is killed by the Greeks to prevent one day from avenging his father’s death. Hecuba and Helena find themselves in
a sort of judicial agony, to establish the responsibilities of the
outbreak of war.
Meanwhile, the little body of Astianatte is returned to Hecuba
for the funeral rite.
Troy is given to the flames while the prisoners greet their city
for the last time.