|Ajax (c.-445) [Play]|
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(From the publisher):
This early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias' suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the myth - Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time.
Original title: Αιας [Aias; Latin: Ajax]
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Ancient→ Greek→ Tragedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Electra and Other Plays (1953) [Collection]
Four Tragedies (2007) [Collection]