The entire bearing more closely resembles that of the figures of the children of Niobe.
I ought to be a Dido and Niobe and Cassandra rolled into one.
Why, in the hall of Niobe I wanted to stay for days to cry and weep and enjoy myself.
Perhaps the fate of Niobe is no fable, but a type of the callousness of our nature.
A week later the four Marine Lab ships, each equipped with a detector, started a search of Niobe's oceans.
Loudly did she proclaim her proud belief, and when Niobe heard it she laughed in scorn.
Prexaspes stood there, pale and motionless, compelled to watch the horrid scene, like Niobe when chained to Sipylus.
And the sight of them brought a ray of joy to Niobe's white face.
Niobe, I call her in my own mind; for she melts into tears at the least emotion.
The group of Niobe and her children, at Florence, has been attributed to him.
in Greek mythology, a queen of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, changed to a stone while weeping for her children (slain, after she boasted of them overmuch, by Artemis and Apollo); hence the name is used figuratively for bereavement and woe. The name is said to mean literally "snowy; snowy-bright."