Ajax had a spear and a shield and very little armor. Ajax was a warrior prince who was huge and strong, but slow in speech. His father was king Telamon of Salamis. Ajax was considered the second greatest warrior after Achilles. He was the one who carried the hero's dead body back to the camp while Odysseus held the Trojans back. Ajax fought well in the Trojan war, but when refused Achilles armous after the hero's death, he swore to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus. He was the struck by madness by the goddess Athena, who did not want this to happen, and comitted suicide in the way that was to be the Roman ideal : falling on his sword. In the kingdom of death he kept his grudge.

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