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

9781476663968

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

Timothy V. Dugan

McFarland

2018

422 pages

$49.95

P96

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
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Date:Apr 1, 2018
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