Ajax: The Hero Of Ajax By Sophocles
Ajax (play) - Wikipedia
Ajax may be the earliest of Sophocles' seven tragedies to have survived, though it is probable that he had been composing plays for a quarter of a century already when it was first staged. It appears to belong to the same period as his Antigone , which was probably performed in or BCE, when he was 55 years old. The great warrior Achilles has been killed in battle. Ajax becomes furious about this and decides to kill them.
Sophocles – Ajax – Summary and Analysis
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The action of the play is driven by Ajax's vengeful anger as he turns on Odysseus, Menelaus, and Agamemnon after Odysseus is voted Achilles's armor. The hatred once meant for his enemies is now directed on these three warriors, and Ajax sets out to murder them in their sleep. The interference of Athena spares their lives, but his intended victims learn of how near they came to death and turn their fury on Ajax. After Ajax's suicide, Menelaus and Agamemnon are so filled with hate that they would willingly offend the gods and leave Ajax's body to rot in the open. Only Odysseus's levelheaded calm prevents anger from ruining more lives.