Ajax By Sophocles Written B.C.E. Translated by R. C. Trevelyan. Dramatis Personae ATHENA ODYSSEUS AJAX CHORUS OF SALAMINIANS TECMESSA . Complete summary of Sophocles’ Ajax. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Ajax. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias’ suicide not as a disgrace This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the.

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University of Chicago Press. Come down from the snow covered craggy peaks of Cyllene, cross over the briny sea and come down here to us! And have you also forgotten the time when the sterns of our ships were turned into blazing torches and wild Hector was leaping high over the ditches and onto the hulls of those ships? I was so afraid… Ajax Afraid of my madness? And so, I shall be sophoc,es. Odysseus Did he think he was slaughtering all the Greeks?

Chorus The man who first taught the Greeks how to wage a war… Chorus …with ajas weapons… Chorus …should have been murdered himself. Is that why she got so angry with you? We can do nothing but mourn now! Not violence or strife among the Greeks, but a discussion of what it means to be respectful to noble enemies and, ultimately, how to put aside personal, individual vendettas like the ones that lead to Ajax’s downfall in order for the sophocpes as a whole to function together.

In his death throes, Ajax calls for vengeance against the sons of Atreus Menelaus and Agamemnon and the sophocle Greek army. What a pity not to find him after all this work! Fuckin’ Athena, always getting up in your head: Just not as great as I was hoping to read. Have you forgotten who it was who put an end to that terror?


He roped them all up out there and brought them down here. A new mood and a fresh view of matters are now tied sophocled the yoke of his mind. But these are not words that fools can understand, my Lord and it is such fools that shoot their foul arrows at you.

I need to report this news to him. And this path, my dear brother, this path that brought me here to you, of all the paths I ever took, this is by far the worst!

Enter Tecmessa with Eurysaces and sophoocles nurse. Right in the middle of the night, when all the lights have been extinguished, he took up his two-edged sword and began to leave the hut; as if he was summonsed to go to some errand or other.

Ajax (Translations from Greek Drama)

Written in the fifth century B. Chorus No more the strength sophocpes character he was brought up with! Tecmessa See your son?

Should I do that? Athena He thought he was slaughtering you.

Sophocles’ Ajax

Under no circumstances should any of this work be used as part of a collage, which includes the work of other writers or translators. Be reasonable, my Lord!

Chorus The two royal Atreus brothers are hurling dreadful threats at us. There, I saved you from aisa the fuck even is this guy. In fact this recent incident in Afghanistan is almost identical to the plot of the Ajax with the exception that the soldier did not kill himself whereas Ajax did.


Determined to do it with a tragic deed. Well, some little cloud will come and blow a mighty storm upon you and upon your tongue and put an end to all your noise!

Athena And the sons of Atreus? Chorus Time withers all things and, in the end, nothing is incredible: You, good, neighbouring streams of Scamander! Aiias other uses, see Ajax disambiguation.

And there you are, Ajax! Some tired old soul, staying up, all night, working at his nets… Teucer stands up to both political and military leaders aiqs demand Ajax receive a proper burial. Tecmessa My dear Ajax, I shall do auas you say. The three stand around the body, protecting it.

And did you know that your own father —yes, your father Atreus! Let me say that I approve of everything you said. The blood that stained his hands, he thought was your blood.

Ajax by Sophocles

What endless crying you women do! Overview Description Author Information. Ajax is so pissed off that he goes on a murderous rampage against what turns out to be a flock of sheep. Ajax has now left behind his misfortune and he will obey and accomplish the will of the gods with all due reverence and respect, with all due ceremony and by performing the proper sacrifices. Shouting in the direction of the hut You in there!

And people believe him, my Lord.