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Αἴας This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it This work was reproduced from the original artifact and remains as true to the original work as possible Therefore you will see the original copyright references library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world and other notations in the work This work is in the public domain in the United States of America and possibly other nations Within the United States you may freely copy and distribute this work as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the workAs a reproduction of a historical artifact this work may contain missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc Scholars believe and we concur that this work is important enough to be preserved reproduced and made generally available to the public We appreciate your support of the preservation process and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant


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Σοφοκλής; German editions



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  1. says:

    “To mock foes is that not the sweetest mockery?”Athena’s cruel words leave Odysseus hesitant in the opening scene of Ajax one of Sophocles’ most intense and dramatic plays The powerful Goddess has made the Greek hero Ajax lose his mind and fight herds of cattle instead of men in his delusion To make his shame perfect she wants Odysseus to see his disgrace When Odysseus refuses she mocks him asking provocatively if he is afraid of a madman And the clever Odysseus answers w


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    Psychosis and the Trojan War20 March 2012 On the 9th of March 2012 an American patrol was travelling through Afghanistan when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb Of the occupants two were severely injured I believe they lost limbs Two days later on the 11th March 2012 one of the soldiers that had escaped injury took up an assault rifle left the camp and proceeded to slaughter 16 Afghani civilians from two villages This event hit the media like a storm and as of the writing of th


  3. says:

    this series The Greek Tragedy in New Translations pairs scholars poets for bangin' translations of plays by aeschylus euripides sophocles etc the editors' foreword itself got me pretty psyched; these guys seem to be really hardcore about their convictions regarding uality translations i'm totally going to check out some othersthat said in this translation pevear steps down from bein' all scholarly like lets herbert golder do that work omg does he ever; it's funny because i only picked this out


  4. says:

    Ajax RARRRR kills lots of sheepAjax Ajax feels much shame i should kill myselfTecmessa don't do it hoe Teucer don't do it bro Ajax kills self anywayTecmessa Teucer well great now our lives are f'd Menelaus trololol hope the birds eat ur face Odysseus guys maybe we shouldn't be jerks Agamemnon fine whatevs Ajax gets buried


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    Ajax’s story left an impression after the first time I heard about it It was sometime after my early attempts of trying to read Homer’s The Iliad Ajax is one of the heroes fighting on the Greek side today like many other heroes in this story he is pretty much forgotten as the focus is on Achilles and Hector However as I continued to read different translations of The Iliad his story stayed with me For me this was just another thing that convinced me this epic poem is anti warview spoilerAjax has to comp


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    Being my first encounter with Greek tragedy I wondered how Sophocles would approach the life of Ájax whom readers know from the Iliad and Greek mythology in general Well he does so by centering in the lonesome end of the great Greek hero and the aftermaths of madness Sophocles reduces the scope of the legend to focus on the darkness of being faced with one's own fate Ájax is lost in the madness of his fury whether he kills his comrades in arms or the cattle is unimportant for modern readers It is the realisation


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    Sophocles wrote a few plays centered around war and Odysseus; this is probably one of the most famous out of them as well as the best written of them all Ajax focuses on the title character who is a revered warrior whom many people may remember from Homer's Iliad However this particular story centers mainly around the downfall of the hero whose warlike nature drives him to almost kill his friends; his guilt is what really gets him in the end Ajax himself is not necessarily a bad man but he is so used to his violent lifes


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    First of all Aias the title in my edition is Ajax Big Ajax the hero of the Trojan War There I saved you from who the fuck even is this guy Ajax plays a big role in The Iliad At one point he defends the Achaean fleet from the Trojans single handedly while Achilles is off sulking But after the war Achilles's armor which amounts to the Heisman Trophy of the war is given to wily Odysseus after his speech about it proves elouent Ajax is so pissed off that he goes on a murderous rampage against what turns out to be a flock of sheep


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    It is impossible to dislike such a masterpiece The Ájax's tragedy is basically about the pride of a powerfull warrior who seeks victory without the Gods help and infuriate them because of his behaviour His disgrace is the disgrace of all his family and his men as we can see in their lament and his salvation but only to himselfis his death What I like the most in this book is about Ajax's sense of pride who refuses to bend in whatever situation against whoever be but mostly the dialogues the double sense in Ajax's words the discussion


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    Yet I feel his wretchedness My enemy yes but caught up in a terrible doom My doom too I see that now All we who live live as ghosts of ourselves Shadows in passing Thus speaks Odysseus with regard to Aias who has – in a blind and savage spell of madness inspired by Athena – slaughtered his fellow Greek's spoils of war cattle sheep etc while thinking that he was actually taking revenge on Menelaus and Agamemnon after they had corruptly awarded the fallen Achilles' armor to Odysseus instead of to him to Aias—the superior warrior The p


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