King of Troy when that city was sacked by the allied Greeks.
His wife's name was Hecuba; she was the mother of nineteen children,
the eldest of whom was Hector. When the gates of Troy were thrown open
by the Greeks concealed in the Wooden Horse, Pyrrhos, the son of
Achilles, slew the aged Priam. (See Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Æneid.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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