Hecuba Blinding Polymestor, Giuseppe Maria Crespi

In Greek mythology, Polymestor (Πολυμήστωρ) was a King of Thrace. His wife was Ilione, the eldest daughter of King Priam

Polydorus, King Priam's youngest son, was sent with gifts of jewelry and gold to the court of King Polymestor to keep him safe during the Trojan War. The fighting was getting vicious and Priam was frightened for the child's safety, since Polydorus could not fight for himself. After Troy fell, Polymestor threw Polydorus to his death to take the treasure for himself. Hecuba, Polydorus' mother, eventually avenged her son by killing Polymestor's sons and then blinding Polymestor. In Euripides' play Hecuba, Polymestor, upon being blinded, reveals the deaths of Hecuba and Agamemnon before leaving the stage.

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