Astyanax


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Astyanax

(əstī`ənăks), in Greek mythology, son of Hector and Andromache. When the Greeks captured Troy, they killed him out of fear that he would avenge his father and his city. He was also known as Scamandrius.

Astyanax

Hector’s infant son, thrown from the walls of Troy by the Greeks. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 289]
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Greek ambassador Oreste (Xavier Boiffier) is sent to the court of Pyrrhus (played by Sarkozy look-a-like Christophe Gregoire) to appeal to him to put Hector's young son Astyanax (Mathieu Spinosi) to death for fear of him avenging his father's violent slaying later in life.
Even when she is shown embracing the fainting Andromache and taking Astyanax into her arms during the duel between Hector and Achilles, we do not know whether this is a momentary act of kindness spurred by Hector's death or part of a long-standing relationship between the two women.
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Soon after, at the beginning of Act II, Odysseus arrives and demands of Andromache that Hector's son Astyanax be sacrificed so that the Greeks can leave without the fear that the Trojans will eventually be avenged.
55) At the same time, Dorat is more sensitive than many of his contemporaries to some of the more tender moments of the epics, alluding, for example, in an ode to Henri de Mesmes (1532-96) to the scene in book 6 of the Iliad where Hector makes his farewells to Andromache and his little son Astyanax.
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