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Priam was the king of Troy during the Trojan War in Greek mythology. He was the father of Hector and Paris, and the uncle of Aeneas. When Hector was killed by Achilles, Priam went to the Greek camp to convince Achilles to release his son's body for burial. It was his mistake to allow in the Trojan Horse that doomed his city after the Greeks had seemingly been militarily defeated. During the sack of Troy, he was killed in front of his wife Hecuba by Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles.


  • Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, by Edith Hamilton, Warner Books, 1969