Andromachen. Andromache was the wife of Hector; who, falling to the share of Pyrrhus, after the overthrow of Troy, was by him carried captive into Epirus, and given in marriage to Helenus, one of the sons of Priam, on whom he bestowed a part of his kingdom. It is with reason, therefore, that Hermione complains, that even Andromache met with better usage than she received.Achaïa. Greece. This was the name of a particular region of Peloponnesus; was sometimes used for the whole peninsula; and is often taken for Greece in general, as in the present verse.
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