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Ajax the Lesser

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
A son of Oileus, King of Locris. He was one of the heroes in the Trojan War, but had severe character flaws, such as being arrogant, boastful and quarrelsome. He captured Cassandra, a daughter of King Priam, and raped her. He earned the enmity of his Greek allies because of this and left Troy to return home. His ship sunk in a storm but he survived. He boasted, long and loud about his escape, only to incur the wrath of Poseidon, who cast him back into the sea where he drowned.

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