26 Sophlocles Ajax

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Sophlocles’ Ajax Date on stylistic ordering – Antigone 442, Ajax 442, Elektra, Philoctetes Women of Tracheis Born from 490-406 Ajax definition of Heroism is very archaic, “out of the Illiad”, as well as his thoughts about how to go about life- not the way an Athenian would like to see at this time. Odysseus is what you want. Ajax’s sounds like an expression of grief. Surprise at the beginning- Athena, a god, is talking is on roof of the stage building and is addressing someone from the parodos, Odysses, who is following the rail of Ajax, who attacked and killed the Greek animals because he lost the arms of Achilles. Euripedes also did this too. Athena addresses Odysseus. It is dramatic and a surprise but the audience knows what is going on. Ajax’s whits were mazed and felt he was successful in his losing of his mind. He wants to take revenge on those, Menelaus, Agamemnon and Odysseus who cheated him out, he should have gotten the arms. But Athena deludes ajax in that he is killing his enemies but he is only killing animals. This
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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