E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
King of Troy when that city was sacked by the allied Greeks. His wifes name was Hecuba; she was the mother of nineteen children, the eldest of whom was Hector. When the gates of Troy were thrown open by the Greeks concealed in the Wooden Horse, Pyrrhos, the son of Achilles, slew the aged Priam. (See Homers Iliad and Virgils Æneid.)