Hecuba's statue at dusk with the USC Village tower in the background

About Hecuba

A uniquely Trojan design element — a statue celebrating the women of Troy — stands in the central piazza. The statue depicts Hecuba, the queen of Troy.

Her mythological story comes to us through Homer and Euripides. At the dedication of the statue, she was described as the following: “Wife of Priam, mother of Hector, Hecuba would defend her children and her city with fierce passion and loyalty. She would urge the Trojans to fight on, even when they were outnumbered, exhausted, facing impossible odds. The spirit of Hecuba always inspired them to achieve great triumphs.”

Hecuba serves as an anchor to connect USC Village with the storied history of the university.

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Hecuba, Queen of Troy, Takes Place of Honor at USC Village

At USC Village, all paseos lead to the central piazza, which features a uniquely Trojan landmark that celebrates the women of Troy: a sculpture of Hecuba, the majestic queen of Troy. Wife of King Priam, Hecuba took a stand to preserve and protect her family and beloved city.

Celebration at USC Village from Hecuba's unveiling

The Making of Hecuba

It’s the unmistakable centerpiece of USC Village: the towering statue of Hecuba, queen of Troy. She is the mother of the Trojans, wife of King Priam and an instant symbol of the university she calls home.