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The Ajax DilemmaJustice, Fairness, and Rewards$
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Paul Woodruff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199768615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001

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The Story of Ajax

The Story of Ajax

The Story of Ajax
The Ajax Dilemma

Paul Woodruff

Oxford University Press

This chapter tells the story of Ajax from four different points of view: Odysseus, King Agamemnon, Ajax's wife Tecmessa, and the old counselor Nestor. It asks whether any of them could have done something to prevent the loss of Ajax. It details Odysseus's reflections about how the army destroyed his friendship with Ajax; Agamemnon's belief that he did everything right; Tecmessa's concern for her husband; and Nestor's fondness for Ajax.

Keywords:   Odysseus, Agamemnon, Tecmessa, Nestor, Ajax

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