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Polyxena [r]: From Greek mythology, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecabe who was captured by the Greeks and was sacrificed to the ghost of Achilles as they departed from Troy, according to Elizabeth Vandiver, Classics scholar and authority on Greek mythology and Greek tragedy including the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Homer, and Virgil. This definition is based on her course Classical Mythology from The Teaching Company. [e]

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