Hecuba has famously been regarded as the secondary character of the Fall of Troy and not as the maternal symbol of the city’s downfall itself as she deserves. Forever the overlooked heroine, I argue that it is not Euripides’ Hecuba per se, but readings of her story by empathetic artists, creators, and scholars of different time periods are who create new interpretations of Hecuba’s role within her own myth. As artistic renditions have progressed through time, Hecuba’s grief itself has become the central focus of the illustrated retellings of her story.
Gruver, Marie, "Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve: Expressing Hecuba’s Emotions in Artistic Retellings" (2022). Undergraduate Research Awards, Hollins University. 62.
Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity Commons, Classical Archaeology and Art History Commons
Undergraduate Research Awards - 2022 Finalist, FY/Sophomore category