Ajax the Great

son of Telamon in Greek mythology

Ajax the Great or Aias (Ancient Greek: Αἴας) son of Telamon,[1] was a hero from the Trojan War. He was a cousin of Achilles. Ajax died by suicide. This happened after Achilles died and Ajax was in a contest with Odysseus to see who would receive Achilles's armour. Ajax lost the contest.[1]

Statue of Ajax the Great, ca. 505–500 BC.
The Argument between Ajax and Odysseus over Achilles' armour, by Agostino Masucci

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  1. 1.0 1.1 timelessmyths.com Archived 2009-02-12 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 25 November 2007