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Ajax Sightings

  • The Iliad by Homer 801BC - 601BC

    Ajax rocks hard in this epic poem, widely considered the definitive account of what went down in the Trojan War.


  • The Odyssey by Homer 801BC - 601BC

    In this sequel to the Iliad, the ghost of Ajax totally disses Odysseus when they bump into each other in the Underworld. Um, awkward.


  • Ajax by Sophocles 451BC - 431BC

    In this gory tragedy, Ajax goes bonkers, kills a bunch of sheep, and then impales himself, when Odysseus is awarded the armor of Achilles instead of him. Guess he really wanted that armor.


  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    Ovid gives you his take on the debate between Odysseus and Ajax in this classic collection of poems.


  • Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare 1602

    In this Shakespearean "problem" play, Ajax and Hector duke it out until they're both so pooped that they're forced to admit the other one is cool.


  • Troy 2004

    Tyler Mane plays the beefy Ajax in this Hollywood blockbuster inspired by the Iliad.


  • Marvel Illustrated: The Iliad 2007

    Marvel Comics brings you an awesome adaption of Homer's Iliad, complete with your friendly neighborhood Ajax.


  • The Trojan War 2009

    Marvel kicks out yet another digital comic about the Trojan War. Ajax looks sweet, so check it out.


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