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n. Greek Mythology
The young son of Hector and Andromache, killed when the Greeks conquered Troy.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the young son of Hector and Andromache, who was hurled from the walls of Troy by the Greeks
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(əˈstaɪ əˌnæks)
the young son of Hector and Andromache, killed by the victorious Greeks so that he would not grow up to avenge the Trojan defeat.
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So when he had fallen bloody death and hard fate seized on Astyanax. And Neoptolemus chose out Andromache, Hector's well-girded wife, and the chiefs of all the Achaeans gave her to him to hold requiting him with a welcome prize.
Hector had named him Scamandrius, but the people called him Astyanax, for his father stood alone as chief guardian of Ilius.
With a launch planned for the first quarter of next year, we aim to successfully roll out this initiative to our business clients and explore the expansion of this initiative to additional segments, further building on our commitment to being the region's most innovative bank." Astyanax Kanakakis, CEO of norbloc, said: "This announcement is truly a watershed moment.
Fish of the genus Astyanax live in freshwater environments of tropical and subtropical regions of South America (Menezes et al., 2007).
However, the undoubted star of the evening was eight-year-old James Burke-Lau from St Mary's Prep School who played the role of Astyanax, the young Trojan Prince who is thrown to his death in the course of the play.
Astyanax altiparanae (Garutti and Britski, 2000), belonging to the Characidae family, known as lambari-do-rabo-amarelo, is a small fish species, with omnivorous food habit, fast growth and inhabits small streams, lagoons and great rivers, being also found in large quantities in the Brazilian watersheds (Almeida, 2007).
Any members of the royal family left alive will become the property of the Achaeans, while Hecuba's grandson, the young Astyanax, has been thrown from the walls, a victim of the conquerors' cruelty.
The most abundant species were Geophagus brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Piabarchus stramineus Eigenmann, 1908, Astyanax bockmanni Vari & Castro, 2007, Piabina argentea Reinhardt, 1867, and Apareiodon affinis (Steindachner, 1879).
Astyanax villwocki sp nov.--a new characid fish from the upper Amazon basin of Peru and Bolivia (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae).
This study aimed to characterize and compare the natural diet of the Characidae fishes Astyanax lacustris, Piaractus mesopotamicus, Megaleporinus obtusidens and Prochilodus lineatus in different stages of early development under experimental conditions.