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The Many Lives of Ajax: The Trojan War Hero From Antiquity to Modern Times.


The Many Lives of Ajax: The Trojan War Hero From Antiquity to Modern Times

Timothy V. Dugan



422 pages



This book examines narratives about the mythological character Ajax, Bulwark of the Achaeans, in various periods and sources, as well as versions and uses in modern art, music, war and weapons, film, sports, and advertising. It discusses Ajax in HomerAEs The Iliad, the Epic Cycles, pre-Sophoclean and post-Sophoclean art, and art, poetry, and literature from antiquity to the Romantic period, including works by Sophocles, Exekias, Ovid, Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, John Flaxman, Emily Dickinson, James Joyce, and others. It also describes Ajax and the images of lithographer Marian Maguire, and the character in relation to the construction of the Panama Canal. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Title Annotation:Timothy V. Dugan
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Apr 1, 2018
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