Ajax Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Ajax by Sophocles.

  • Ajax Summary & Study Guide
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  • 30 Ajax Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Ajax Summary

Ajax is the earliest of Sophocles' s surviving plays. It is thought that the play's first performance took place about 444 B.C., but the exact date is not certain and might have been a few years earlier or later.

The hero of the play, Ajax, illustrates the uncompromising nature of the noble warrior; yet at the same time, he also represents the failings of excess pride, or hubris. Ajax believes that he deserves...

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