Ajax Characters

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Agamemnon

Agamemnon is a great Greek warrior. He appears after Ajax's suicide to support Menelaus's decree that Ajax not be buried. He and Teucer argue bitterly, and he also argues with Odysseus. Finally out of friendship with Odysseus, Agamemnon permits Ajax to be buried.

Athena

The daughter of the god Zeus, Athena is the goddess of war. It is she who creates the illusion that Ajax is killing Agamemnon and Menelaus; in reality, he is slaying sheep and cattle. She is punishing Ajax for his rejection of her help.

Eurysaces

The son of Ajax and Tecmessa, Eurysaces is a small child. He is taken to Ajax in an emotional farewell scene and again to help prepare his father's body for burial.

Odysseus

Odysseus is a great warrior. He is given the arms of Achilles, much to Ajax's chagrin. When Ajax's murder of the sheep is revealed, Odysseus is initially...

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