Arms and the Man
This chapter examines the concept of manhood as shown by Sophocles' tragedy Ajax. It states that in Ajax, Sophocles has used the word ‘man’ (anēr) 83 times, significantly more frequent than any of his plays, following a question on what a man is. It notes how Sophocles commemorated man's capacity for doing good and noble things, whilst also showing its capacity for doing evil, mean-spiritedness, and selfishness.
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