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Hecuba

Second wife of Priam, and mother of nineteen children. When Troy was taken by the Greeks she fell to the lot of Ulysses. She was afterwards metamorphosed into a dog, and threw herself into the sea. The place where she perished was afterwards called the Dog's— grave (cynos-sema). (Homer: Iliad, etc.)

On to Hecuba.
To the point or main incident. The story of Hecuba has furnished a host of Greek tragedies.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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