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  Ajax the Lesser - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ajax (Greek: Αἴας), a Greek hero, son of Oïleus the king of Locris, called the "lesser" or Locrian Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax, son of Telamon.
But he was boastful, arrogant and quarrelsome; like the Telamonian Ajax, he was the enemy of Odysseus, and in the end the victim of the vengeance of Poseidon, who wrecked his ship on his homeward voyage (Odyssey, iv.
The rape of Cassandra by Ajax was frequently represented in Greek works of art, for instance on the chest of Cypselus described by Pausanias (v.
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 AJAX - LoveToKnow Article on AJAX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ajax, who in the post-Homeric legend is described as the grandson of Aeacus and the great-grandson of Zeus, was the tutelary hero of the island of Salamis, where he had a temple and an image, and where a festival called Aianteia was celebrated in his honor (Pausanias i.
The identification of Ajax with the family of Aeacus was chiefly a matter which concerned the Athenians, after Salamis had comein to their possession, on which occasion Solon is said to have inserted a line in the Iliad (ii.
Ajax then became an Attic hero; he was worshipped at Athens, where he had a statue in the market-place, and the tribe Aiantis was called after his aame.
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 Ajax 2, Greek Mythology Link.
Ajax 2 was a brave man, but after the war he was destroyed by the gods on account of his outrageous behaviour during the sack of Troy.
Ajax 2 was a brave man, but at the end of the war, when Troy was being sacked, he raped the seeress and princess Cassandra, who was clinging to the wooden image of Athena, which is believed to have been knocked over from its stand, as he dragged her away from the sanctuary.
In one of these storms, Athena threw a thunderbolt against Ajax 2's ship; and when the ship went to pieces, he made his way safe to a rock, and declared that he was saved in spite of the intention of Athena.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Ajax
Ajax, in Greek mythology, mighty warrior who fought in the Trojan War.
Ajax the Lesser, in Greek mythology, chieftain from Locris in central Greece.
Cruyff was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and began his soccer career at age ten, when his mother enrolled him in the junior league team of the Ajax...
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 Heroes in the Trojan War
Ajax (Aias) was the son of Telamon and Periboea or Eëriboea (Eeriboea), daughter of Alcathoüs (Alcathous).
Ajax of Salamis should not to be confused with the Locrian leader, the Lesser Ajax, son of Oïleus (Oileus).
Ajax (Aias) was the son of Oïleus (Oileus), king of Locians, by his wife Eriopis, or by the nymph, Rhene.
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 Ajax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ajax was the son of Telamon, king of Salamis.
Ajax was a huge man, head and shoulders larger than the other Greeks, enormously strong but somewhat slow of speech.
Ajax is often called "Telemonian Ajax" or "the greater Ajax," to distinguish him from Ajax the Lesser the son of Oileus, who also fought for the Greeks at Troy.
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 Ajax - LitWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AJAX, the “great” or “Telamonian AJAX”, son of Telamon, was the more important of the two.
He rished out of his tent and fell upon the flocks of sheep in the camp under the impression that they were the enemy; uncoming to his senses, he slew himself with the sword which he had received as a present from Hector.
AJAX, the “lesser”, son of Oileus, he was called the “lesser” or “Locrian AJAX”.
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 AllRefer.com - Ajax (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
He and Odysseus rescued the corpse of Achilles from the Trojans, but when the armor of Achilles was awarded to Odysseus, the disappointment of Ajax was so great that he went mad and committed suicide.
2 Leader of the forces from Locris in the Trojan War, called the Locrian Ajax, Ajax of Oileus (after his father, Oileus), or Ajax the Lesser, because he was not the equal of the Telamonian Ajax.
Poseidon saved him, but Ajax, boasting of his own power, defied the lightning to strike him down and was instantly struck by it.
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 Ajax - Acadine Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ajax was (1) The son of Telamon, king of Salamis and Periboea, usually designated Ajax the Great, to distin­guish him from Ajax the son of Oileus.
He was one of the bulwarks of the Grecian host during the siege of Troy, and is represented as being proud, courageous, and hasty in temper, yet full of piety and mindful of the gods.
He was saved by Poseidon from shipwreck on his return from Troy; but as he minimised the benefit the god had done him to his very face, Poseidon shattered the rock upon which he had crawled, and Ajax perished in the sea.
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 Ajax, Greece, Greek mythology
Ajax was considered the second greates warrior after Achilles, and he was the one who carried the hero's dead body back to the camp while Odysseus held the Trojans back.
Ajax fought well in the Trojan war, but when refused Achilles armous after the hero's death, he swore to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus.
He was the struck by madness by the goddess Athena, who did not want this to happen, and comitted suicide in the way that was to be the Roman ideal : falling on his sword.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/ajax.htm   (137 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Ajax
He was the son of Telamon, King of Salamis, and led the Salaminian forces to...
Ajax the Lesser, in Greek mythology, chieftain from Locris in central Greece, who fought in the Trojan War.
Ajax, Electra, Philoctetes, and Trachiniae in varying forms repeat the themes of Antigone.
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 Ajax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ajax Amsterdam, the major football (soccer) team of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ajax (horse), a champion Australian racehorse which raced in the 1930s
Operation Ajax, a 1953 Anglo-American covert operation to overthrow the government of Iran
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Angered because he was not awarded the armor of the dead Achilles, Ajax resolved to kill the Greek leaders Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Ajax was shipwrecked, but managed to swim to shore.
Angered by his words, Poseidon split the rock with his trident, and Ajax was swept away by the waves.
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 4Reference || Ajax the lesser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Aias), a Greek hero, son of Oileus, king of Locris, called the "lesser" or Locrian Ajax, to distinguish him from Ajax, son of Telamon.
He fought on the side of the Greeks during the Trojan War.
But he was boastful, arrogant and quarrelsome; like the Telamonian Ajax, he was the enemy of Odysseus, and in the end the victim of the vengeance of Athena, who wrecked his ship on his homeward voyage (Odyssey, iv.
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 Encyclopaedia Olympianna- A
In Greek Mythology, Ajax the Greater was a hero of the Trojan War, who committed suicide when the armor of Achilles was given to Odysseus instead.
Ajax the Lesser also fought in the Trojan War, and was slain by Neptune for his stubborn pride.
With Ajak, they were known as Ajax the Greater and Ajax the Lesser in ancient Greece.
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 Ajax the Lesser, Greece, Greek mythology
Ruler of Locris and warrior in the Trojan War who comitted sacrilege by dragging Cassandra out of the temple of Athena where she had sought refuge.
The warrior was strong enough to swim to a rock, and clinging on to it he boasted that the sea could not drown him.
Poseidon was then so angered that he split the rock with his trident, thus drowning Ajax.
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 Ajax the Lesser
Ajax draggs Cassandra away from the statue of the goddess at which she had taken refuge Lycurgus Painter.
It is said that, after the fall of Troy, he dragged Cassandra away by force from the statue of the goddess at which she had taken refuge as a suppliant, and raped her (Lycophron, 360, Quintus Smyrnaeus xiii.
He was said to have lived after his death in the island of Leuke.
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 Kennedy: Athenian Justice: Re-thinking the Fragments of Sophocles' Ajax Locrus
This is odd since there is no trial in the epic tradition concerning Lesser Ajax.
This paper will re-evaluate the fragments of Ajax Locrus in light of this painting demonstrating that Sophocles’; play is part of a larger cultural project aimed at glorifying the justice system of Athens.
The transformation of the myth of Ajax Locrus prefigures Athenian judicial imperialism as does Eumenides and the paintings.
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 Ajaxes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ajax was one of the greatest of the Greek heroes in the Trojan War.
Beneath Ajax, the Brygos Painter attempted to convey the texture of the pebble beach where Ajax went to die.The exterior of the cup presents the events leading to Ajax's suicide.
Odysseus wins by one vote, and the despondent Ajax clutches his bowed head.
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 Ajax
Ajax the great King of Salamis, a legendary hero of ancient Greece; sometimes called "Telamonian Ajax"
Ajax Amsterdam, the major football team of Amsterdam
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that just points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
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 Ajax the Lesser Term Papers, Essay Research Paper Help, Essays on Ajax the Lesser
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 Metamorphoses (Kline) Index, the Ovid Collection, Univ. of Virginia E-Text Center
Ajax and Achilles whose fathers were the brothers
Jupiter recognising his piety wishes that he could remove the burden of old age from him.
The father of Telamon, and grandfather of Ajax.
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 ajax | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
[Greek heroic] Ajax was the son of Telamon, king of Salamis.
When Achilles had withdrawn from the fighting at Troy, it was Ajax who went forth to meet Hector in single combat; by the time darkness fell the fight was still a stalemate, but Ajax had wounded Hector without sustaining injury himself After Achilles' death, Ajax competed with Odysseus for the ownership of Achilles' armor.
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 Ajax
, thus called the Telamonian Ajax, also called Ajax the Greater.
Leader of the forces from Locris in the Trojan War, called the Locrian Ajax, Ajax of Oileus (after his father, Oileus), or Ajax the Lesser, because he was not the equal of the Telamonian Ajax.
The Fifth Battle, at the Ships; and the Acts of Ajax.
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 Software As She’s Developed - Ajax Gems
I’m opening up the Ajax wiki soon and one of the really important things there will be to let everyone add examples.
It’s based mostly on the original content linked from FiftyFourEleven, blatently combined with most of the showcases featured on Ajaxian.
Here, I wanted to highlight some of the lesser-known Ajax apps that warrant 30 seconds of playtime.
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Video clip: from Michael Cacoyannis, Iphigenia (based loosely on Euripides' Iphigenia in the Bay of Aulis): the opening scene, with its marvelous brooding, the haunting cicadas, and the dust and frustration of the men cooped up on the sea-shore serves to remind us of the Iliadic associations with ships, men, armor, and of the dust
Ajax the lesser, and the wrath of Athena
Video clip: from NBC's version of the Odyssey, the scene where Odysseus and his men pass by Scylla (man-eating female reef-monster) and Charybdis (man-eating whirlpool-monster): note the effect of the gore: the audience seems almost expected to cheer: not a grim tale of human suffering!
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