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(Panegyr. p. 74 d) that he was still ruling in b. c. 380. Clinton has suggested that the date b. c. 279, assigned by Pliny for the death of Maussolus, was in fact that of the commencement of his reign, and the death of his father, Hecatomnus. (Plin. If. Af. xxxvi. 6.) He left three sons, Maussolus, Idrieus, and Pixodarus, all of whom, in their turn, succeeded him in the sovereignty; and two daughters, Artemisia and Ada, who were married, according to the Asiatic custom, to their brothers Maussolus and Idrieus. (Strab. xiv. p. 656 ; Arr. Anab. i. 23.) Hecatomnus was a native of Mylasa, and made that city his capital and the seat of his government: hence we find on his coins the figure of Zeus Labrandenos (represented as walking and carrying a bipennis over his shoulder), from the celebrated temple of that name near Mylasa. (Strab. xiv. p. 659 ; Eckhel, vol. ii. p. 596.) [E. H. B.]

HECATON ('E/caTeo*>), a Stoic philosopher, a native of Rhodes. All that we know of his per­ sonal history is contained in a passage of Cicero (deCffi iii. 15) ; but besides the name of his birth­ place we learn nothing more from it than that he studied under Panaetius. He seerns also to have been closely connected with the principal Stoic philosophers of his age. Of his somewhat volu­ minous writings nothing now remains. He was the author of the following treatises :—De Offictis (Cic. de Of. iii. 15, 23) ; Ilepl dya6w9 in at least nineteen books ; Ilepl dperoSv ; Tlepl iraQwv ; Tlepl r€\&v; Ilept ?rapa5o|wi>, in at least thirteen books ; Xp€?at (Diog. Laert. vii. 103, 101, 127, 125, 90, 110, 87, 102, 124, 26, 172, vi. 4, 32, 95.) Hecaton is also frequently mentioned by Seneca in his treatise De Beneficiis. (Fabric. Bill. Graec. vol. iii. 563.) [C. P.M.]

HECTOR ("EKTftjp), the chief hero of the Tro­jans in their war with the Greeks, was the eldest son of Priam by Hecabe, the husband of Andro­mache, and father of Scamandrius. (Horn. //. ii. 817; Apollod. iii. 12. § 5; Theocrit. xv. 139.) Some traditions describe him as a son of Apollo (Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 265; Schol. Venet. ad II. iii. 314.), and speak of him as the father of two sons by Andromache, viz. Scamandrius and Laodamas, or Amphineus. (Diet. Cret. iii. 20.) According to the most common account, Protesilaus, who was the first of the Greeks that jumped upon the Trojan coast, was slain by Hector. (Lucian, Dial. Mort. 23, 1; Hygin. Fab. 113.) This, however, is not mentioned in the Iliad; and his first act described in that poem is his censure of Alexander (Paris) who, after having gone out to fight Menelaus in single combat, took to flight. (II. iii. 39, &c.) He himself then challenged Menelaus. During the battle he was accompanied by Ares, with whom he rushed forward to protect his friend Sarpedon, and slew many Greeks (v. 590, &c.) When Dio-medes had wounded Ares, and was pressing the Trojans very hard, Hector hastened to the city to request Hecabe to pray to Athena for assistance. (vi. 110.) Hereupon he went to Paris and had a conversation with him and Helena, reproaching the fonner for his cowardice. He then went to his own house to seek Andromache, but she was absent; and he afterwards found her with her child Scamandrius at the Scaean gate. The scene which there took place is one of the most delicate and beautiful scenes in the Iliad (vi. 406, &c.). After having taken leave of his wife and child, he re­turned to battle, and challenged the bravest of the

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Greeks to single combat. No one ventured to come forward except Menelaus, who, however, was dissuaded from it by his friends. The lot then fell upon the Telamonian Ajax. Hector was wounded, and at nightfall the battle ceased, and the two heroes honoured each other with presents. After this he again distinguished himself by various feats (viii. 307, &.c., x. 299, &c.,xi. 16'3, &c.) In the fierce battle in the camp of the Greeks, he was struck with a stone by Ajax, and carried away from the field of battle (xiv. 402). Apollo cured his wound, and then led him back to battle. He there repelled Ajax, and fire was set to the ships of the Greeks (xv. 253, &c. xvi. 114, &c.). In the encounter with Patroclus, he at first gave way, but, encouraged by Apollo, he returned, fought with Patroclus, slew him, took off his armour, and put it on himself (xvi. 654, &c., xvii. 192). Thereupon a vehement contest took place about the body of Patro­clus, which Hector refused to give up. Polydamas advised him to withdraw to the city before the ar­rival of Achilles, but the Trojan hero refused (xviii. 160, &c.). Apollo forbade Hector to enter upon a contest with Achilles; but when the two heroes met, they were protected by Apollo and Athena (xx. 375, &c.). The Trojans fled, but Hector, although called back by his parents in the most imploring terms, remained and awaited Achilles. When, however, the latter made his appearance, Hector took to flight, and was chased thrice around the city (xxii. 90, &c.). His fall was now deter­mined on by Zeus and Athena ; and assuming the appearance of Deiphobus, Athena urged him to make his stand against the pursuer. Hector was conquered, and fell pierced bjr the spear of Achilles (xxii. 182—330; comp. Diet. Cret. iii. 15). Achilles tied his body to his own chariot, and thus dragged him into the camp of the Greeks; but later tradi­tions relate that he first dragged the body thrice around the walls of Ilium. (Virg. Aen. i. 483.) In the camp the body was thrown into the dust, that it might be devoured by the dogs. But Aphro­dite embalmed it with ambrosia, and Apollo pro­tected it by a cloud. At the command of Zeus, however, Achilles surrendered the body to the prayers of Priam (xxiv. 15, &c.; cornp. Eustath. ad Horn. p. 1273 ; Virg. Aen. i. 484). When the body arrived at Ilium, it was placed on a bier; and while Andromache held the head of her be­loved Hector on her knees, the lamentations began, whereupon the body was burned, and solemnly buried (xxiv. 718, &c.). Funeral games were celebrated on his tomb (Virg. Aen. v. 371 ; Philostr. Her. 10), and on the throne of Apollo at Amyclae, the Trojans were seen offering sacrifices to him. (Paus. iii. 18. § 9.) In pursuance of an oracle, the remains of Hector were said to have been conveyed to the Boeotian Thebes, where his tomb was shown in later times. (Pans. ix. 18. § 4 ; Tzetz. ad Ly­coph. 1194.) Hector is one. of the noblest con­ceptions of the poet of the Iliad. He is the great bulwark of Troy, and even Achilles trembles when he approaches him. He has a presentiment of the fall of his country, but he perseveres in his heroic resistance, preferring death to slavery and disgrace. But besides these virtues of a warrior, he is distin­guished also, and perhaps more so than Achilles, by those of a man: his heart is open to the gentle feelings of a son, a husband, and a father. He was represented-in the Lesche at Delphi by Polygriotus (Paus. x, 31. § 2); and on the chest of Cypselus

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