After a ten-year siege, Troy has fallen to the Greeks. Its warriors have died or fled into exile. During the sack, its walls were toppled and its buildings burned; its old king Priam was butchered in his palace by young Pyrrhus. The women of Troy have been taken into captivity and will soon be distributed among the conquerors as slaves and concubines. The Greeks are almost ready to set sail for home.SUMMARY Act One
Queen Hecuba reflects on the fall of Troy and the murder of her husband, Priam.
Ode 1. Hecuba leads the chorus of Trojan women in a formal antiphonal lament for Troy, Hector, and Priam.Act Two
Scene 1. A herald recounts the appearance of Achilles’ ghost over his grave mound, demanding that the princess