Ajax is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BC by Sophocles. The Greek tragedy chronicles the fate of the warrior Ajax after the events of the Iliad, but before the end of the Trojan War. At the start of Sophocles Greek tragedy, Ajax is enraged because his cousin Achilles' armor was awarded to Odysseus, rather than to him. Ajax vows to kill the Greek leaders who disgraced him. Ajax is considered a literature & fiction classic in the tragic dramas & plays genre and is often required textbook reading in the following disciplines; English, literature & fiction, Ancient & Medieval Literature, Greek, ancient & classical, dramas & plays, tragedy, and world literature.
|Publisher:||Players Press, Incorporated|
|Series:||Greek Texts and Commentaries Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 17 Years|
About the Author
The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and also Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Sophocles influenced the development of the drama, most importantly by adding a third actor, thereby reducing the importance of the chorus in the presentation of the plot. He also developed his characters to a greater extent than earlier playwrights such as Aeschylus.