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A. F. Garvie

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780856686603

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856686603.001.0001

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Sophocles Ajax

Sophocles Ajax

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(p.25) Sophocles Ajax
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Sophocles: Ajax
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A. F. Garvie
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856686603.003.0007

This chapter provides the original text of Sophocles's play about Ajax. It talks about how the play began with the death of Achilles and Ajax's desire to be rewarded with his armor. It also mentions Ajax's shame and intention of suicide after killing Agamemnon and Menelaus when they gave Achilles's armor to Oddyseus. This chapter recounts the dispute on what to do with Ajax's body after he committed suicide, whether it should remain unburied and ravaged by scavengers or given a proper burial. It discusses the ending of the play in which Odysseus insisted that Ajax should be buried properly.

Keywords:   Ajax, Sophocles, Achilles, Oddyseus, Agamemnon, Menelaus

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