Andromache is an Athenian tragedy by Euripides. It dramatises Andromache's life as a slave, years after the events of the Trojan War, and her conflict with her master's new wife, Hermione.Translated by George Gilbert Aimé Murray, OM (2 January 1866 – 20 May 1957), an Australian born British classical scholar and public intellectual.
Nay, old friend--[to ALCIMEDON, who wants to break in; then to ORESTES again]--though you slay us all, you have but lost the food and shelter we had given you; and the shedder of blood escapes not the Dread Watchers.
[Who had been cooling, starts and threatens her.] What know you of the Dread Watchers?
And there is little glory in the slaying of a woman, and little gain.
[Wildly.] What woman? Who are you that taunt me? Priest, is this your witch?
[Angrily.] She is no witch! You lie, both stranger and priest!
I am a bondwoman of the King.
Andromache, once wife of Hector, Prince of Troy.
And am I to be the guest of a bondwoman?
There are others of free estate who will take you in. I only sought to save men's lives.
What worth are men