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In Greek mythology, Andromache (Ανδρομαχη) was the wife of Hector and daughter of Eetion, and sister to Podes. She was born and raised in the city of Cilician Thebes (Thebe under Placus), over which her father ruled. The name means "battle of a man", from ανδρος (andros) "of a man" and μαχη (machē) "battle".
With Hector, Andromache had a son named Astyanax. By Neoptolemus, she was the mother of Molossus. In the play Andromache, she and her child were nearly assassinated by Hermione, Neoptolemus' wife and daughter of Helen.
 Classical treatment
- Homer. Iliad VI, 390–430;
- Apollodorus. Bibliotheke III, xii, 6;
- Apollodorus. Epitome V, 23; VI, 12;
- Euripides. Andromache;
- Virgil. Aeneid III, 294–355.
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