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Ajax

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the Less. Son of Oīleus (3 syl.), King of Locris, in Greece. The night Troy was taken, he offered violence to Cassandra, the prophetic daughter of Priam; in consequence of which his ship was driven on a rock, and he perished at sea.—Homer’s Iliad, and later poets.

“Ipsa (Juno), Jovis rapidum jaculata e nubibus ignem,

Disjecitque rates, evertitque æquora ventis;

Illum (Ajax) expirantem transfixo pectore flammas

Turbine corripuit, scopuloque infixit acuto.”


Virgil: Æneid, i. 42, etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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