It appears to belong to the same period as his Antigone, which was probably performed in 442 or 441 BCE, when he was 55 years old.
The great warrior, Achilles, has been killed in battle.
The two kings, Agamemnon and Menelaos, want to leave the body unburied for scavengers to have, and Ajax’s half-brother Teucer wants to bury it.
), is a Greek tragedy written in the 5th century BCE.
The man who now can be considered the greatest warrior, Ajax, should be given Achilles’ armor, but the two kings, Agamemnon and Menelaos, award it instead to Odysseus.Ajax becomes furious about this and decides to kill them.