New PDF release: Encyclopedia of the Ancient Greek World (Facts on File

By David Sacks

ISBN-10: 0816057222

ISBN-13: 9780816057221

A connection with the folks, locations, occasions and tradition of the classical Greek international. prepared alphabetically, it truly is complemented with illustrations by means of Maureen Bunson.

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An example of the Doric order of architecture at the Athenian agora. There were eight columns front and back and 17 along both sides. A triangular gable or pediment in the roof front and back usually contained sculptures. (Alison Frantz Photographic Collection, American School of Classical Studies at Athens) agriculture See FARMING. Ajax (1) In the legend of the TROJAN WAR, Ajax (Greek Aias) was king of SALAMIS (1) and son of Telamon. After ACHILLES, he was the bravest Greek warrior at Troy. In HOMER’s epic poem the Iliad, Ajax engages in many combats—for example, dueling the Trojan hero HECTOR to a standoff (book 7) and leading the Greeks in defense of their beached ships (book 13).

Dietrich, “Death and Afterlife in Minoan Religion,” Kernos 10 (1997): 19–38. Agamemnon In MYTH, Agamemnon was the king of MYCENAE and ARGOS, son of ATREUS, the husband of 13 A gold mask portrait thought to be of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, who led the expedition against Troy to recover Helen (Alison Frantz Photographic Collection, American School of Classical Studies at Athens) KLYTEMNESTRA, and the commander of the allied Greek army in the TROJAN WAR. ), where he is portrayed negatively. Contrary to his name, which means “very steadfast,” Agamemnon is shown to be an irresolute, arrogant, and divisive leader.

After Achilles was killed, Ajax and Odysseus both claimed the honor of acquiring his wondrous armor. The dispute was arbitrated by Trojan prisoners of war, who agreed that Odysseus had done more to harm the Trojan cause. Maddened with shame, Ajax eventually killed himself with his own sword. E. by the Athenian playwright SOPHOKLES. Sophokles’ Ajax is brought down by his flaws of anger and pride—and by a deep nobility that prevents him from accepting a world of intrigue and compromise personified by Odysseus.

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