Polyxena was the youngest daughter of Priam, king of Troy, and Hecuba.
According to legend, Polyxena went with her brother Troilus to a fountain where he watered his horse. Achilles appeared and slew Troilus. When Achilles caught sight of Polyxena, he fell in love with her.
Achilles was apparently so smitten with the young princess that he told Priam that he would try to form a peace between Troy and Greece in return for Polyxena. However, Achilles stated that Helen would have to be returned to the Greeks. Priam refused to give up Helen, but stated that if Achilles could make a peace, he would give him Polyxena.
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