This Greek tragedy is the first play written about the brutal aftermath of war. Set against the background of the epic tale of the Trojan War, Euripides shifts our focus away from the conquering heroes. Instead, he tells the story from the perspective of the wives, mothers and daughters of the defeated Trojan warriors. These vanquished women have lost their families, their dignity and their sense of place in the world. They struggle with their grief and uncertainty as the victors decide their fate. This powerful and timeless play reminds us that the casualties of war are not abstract concepts but living, breathing, suffering people. Although written in 415 BCE, this play’s message continues to resonate today.