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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date January 18, 2012
Pages 56
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781469927879
ISBN-10 146992787X
Dimensions 0.13 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $16.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. At the onset of the play, Ajax is enraged because Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. He vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Before he can enact his revenge, though, he is tricked by the goddess Athena into believing that the sheep and cattle that were taken by the Achaeans as spoil are the Greek leaders. He slaughters some of them, and takes the others back to his home to torture, including a ram which he believes to be his main rival, Odysseus. Ajax realizes what he has done and is in agony over his actions. Ajax’s pain is not because of his wish to kill Agamemnon and Odysseus. He is extremely upset that Athena fooled him and is sure that the other Greek warriors are laughing at him. Ajax contemplates ending his life due to his shame. His wife and captive, Tecmessa, pleads for him not to leave her and her child unprotected. Ajax then gives his son, Eurysaces, his shield. Ajax leaves the house saying that he is going out to purify himself and bury the sword given to him by Hector. Teucer, Ajax’s brother, arrives in the Greek camp to taunting from his fellow soldiers. Calchas warns that Ajax should not be allowed to leave his tent until the end of the day or he will die. Teucer sends a messenger to Ajax’s campsite with word of Calchas’ prophesy. Tecmessa and soldiers try to track him down, but are too late. Ajax had indeed buried the sword, but has left the blade sticking out of the ground and has impaled himself upon it. Sophocles lets us hear the speech Ajax gives immediately before his suicide (which, unlike in most Greek tragedies, where action and death are reported, is called for to take place onstage), in which he calls for vengeance against the sons of Atreus (Menelaus and Agamemnon) and the whole Greek army. Ajax also wishes for the first to find his body to be Teucer, so that he is not found by an enemy and his body left without a proper burial. Tecmessa is the first to discover Ajax impaled on his sword, with Teucer arriving shortly after. He orders that Eurysaces be brought to him so that he will be safe from Ajax’s foes. Menelaus appears on the scene and orders the body not to be moved.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780405114496
 
With Ra Mason (other contributor), Paul O\'Shea (other contributor), William Bedell Stanford, Sebastian Maslow (other contributor) | from Ayer Co Pub (May 1, 1979)
9780405114496 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $33.95
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Paperback
Book cover for 9780887347863 Book cover for 9780978746759 Book cover for 9781419105265 Book cover for 9781469927879 Book cover for 9781532804090 Book cover for 9781935238935
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 20, 2016)
9781532804090 | details & prices | 42 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.10 in. | List price $6.95
About: Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC by Sophocles.
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from Createspace Independent Pub (January 18, 2012)
9781469927879 | details & prices | 56 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.13 in. | List price $16.99
About: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing.
With Ian Johnston (other contributor) | from Richer Resources Pubns (April 1, 2010)
9781935238935 | details & prices | 71 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Sophocles (c.
With Stanley Lombardo (other contributor), John Tipton (other contributor) | from Flood Editions (February 15, 2008)
9780978746759 | details & prices | 112 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Poetry.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419105265 | details & prices | 60 pages | List price $16.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With William-Alan Landes, R. C. Trevelyan | from Players Pr (May 1, 1998)
9780887347863 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $8.00
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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