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Ajax (mythology)

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Ajax or Aias was a mythological Greek hero, the son of King Telamon and Periboea, and the .... In Sophocles' play Ajax, a famous retelling of Ajax's demise, after the armor is awarded to Ody...

Ajax - Sophocles - Ancient Greece - Classical Literature

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Ajax” (Gr: “Aias”) is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. ... Ajax into believing that the sheep and cattle that were taken by the Achaeans (Greeks) ... Sophocles' Ajax is portrayed as a great hero, but he is rigidly defined as the ...

Eating from the Tables of Others: Sophocles' Ajax and the Greek ...

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Ajax, the hero, is very brave; he is not the “best of the Achaeans”, but he is the ... Ajax in the Iliad performs the deeds that were normally the role of Achilles: he ...

An Introduction to Ajax the Polis Hero « GraecoMuse

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May 10, 2014 ... In Sophocles' 'Ajax', Ajax possesses many qualities of the heroic ideal and ... Both heroes also seem to have a great loyalty to one another as seen in ... by honouring him, the people of the polis were thought to be protected.

Heroes in the Trojan War - Timeless Myths

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Sep 4, 2008 ... ... of the Trojan War. Heroes II included references to Odysseus, Achilles and Hector. ... Odysseus was a great fighter and superb athlete. Odysseus was .... Ajax and Philoctetes were written by Sophocles. Trojan Women ...

Chilling New Translation of Sophocles' 'Ajax' | The Nation

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Jul 1, 2008 ... A new translation of Sophocles' Ajax derives chilling power from its infidelity ... the executioners and torturers were the ones who wore hoods; in Abu ... Sophocles' tragedy tells of Ajax–a great hero of the Trojan War, but never ...

Ajax - Shmoop

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Massive and strong, Ajax was considered Greece's second best warrior during the ... nuts and killed a bunch of sheep, thinking they were the Greeks who'd ticked him off. ... Hero King of Salamis. Education, Chiron's Academy of Heroes ... Books, Agamemnon by Sophocles (Pretty hilarious when Agamemnon gets stabbed ...

The fall-out from dissent: hero and audience in Sophocles' Ajax. In ...

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Sophocles' Ajax has long confounded critics. As a study of the great hero figure it has been found wanting, on the basis that Ajax kills himself ... 2 That is not to say that tragic characters were tailored to democratic models, but it is interesting to ...

Sophocles' Ajax Homeric Elements Notes | Oxbridge Notes the ...

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This is a sample of our (approximately) 5 page long Sophocles' Ajax Homeric ... Ajax was one of the great heroes of the Iliad but by the fifth century he was still ... He begs Agamemnon to bury Ajax because even though they were enemies he ...

Odysseus: Fascinating Man and His Many Transformations - Troy ...

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As he moved through time, additional elements of his character were ... First it may be best to trace his actions throughout Homer's epic poem to see how he ..... for this fallen hero was an element that Sophocles would later deal with in Ajax.

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How does Sophocles explore heroism in the play 'Ajax'? | eNotes

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Dec 12, 2011 ... In Sophocles' Ajax, the playwright considers what happens when a hero's friends become ... Who were the great heroes of Sophocles' "Ajax"?

Sophocles' Ajax - Duke

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According to the great poet Pindar, Ajax is despondent at the betrayal, and kills ... Note esp. that a Hero in Sophocles is not at all necessarily someone you like ... at the beginning of his speech: were he speaking to Tecmessa or the chorus, ...

Ajax - Cummings Study Guides

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Ajax, the second-greatest Greek warrior in battlefield prowess because of his colossal size ... Sophocles picks up the thread of the story when Ajax, still reeling from ... up to the death of Ajax the Great, one of the Greek heroes of the Trojan War.