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Ajax (c.-445) [Play]
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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]
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: Drama and PlaysAncientGreekTragedy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Electra and Other Plays (1953) [Collection]
      Author: Sophocles
     Four Tragedies (2007) [Collection]
      Author: Sophocles

Edition #1: Ajax

Ajax (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Peter Meineck Paul Woodruff
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Edition #2: Ajax

Ajax (2001)
Edition Details:

Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama aims to eliminate the boundary between classics students and drama students. Sophocles: Ajax is aimed at A level students in the UK and college students in North America. Features of the book include full commentary running alongside the translation, notes on pronunciation and a plot synopsis. Background information is also provided, along with suggestions to encourage discussion.

Language: English

Edition: Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama
Translated by: Shomit Dutta
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Manifested in:

Ajax (May 21, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Cambridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521655641
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 120

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Edition #3: Aias

Aias (1999)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers. These new translations are more than faithful to the original text, going beyond the literal meaning in order to evoke the poetic intensity and rich metaphorical texture of the Greek language.

Language: English

Edition: Greek Tragedy in New Translations series
Translated by: Richard Pevear Herbert Golder
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Manifested in:

Aias (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195128192
Pages: 112

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Edition #4: Ajax

Ajax (1919)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation (Trevelyan)
Translated by: R. C. Trevelyan
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Manifested in:
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Ajax (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Studio City, CA
Publisher: Players Press
ISBN: 088734786X
Pages: 40

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