In the final soliloquy of Ajax, his change of mood is
His imprecation upon the Greeks.
1 E.g. Plat. Rep. 1. p. 335 D “οὐκ ἄρα τοῦ δικαίου βλάπτειν ἔργον...οὔτε φίλον οὔτ᾽ ἄλλον οὐδένα”: in opposition to the common maxim (ib. A), “δίκαιον εἶναι τὸν μὲν φίλον εὖ ποιεῖν, τὸν δὲ ἐχθρὸν κακῶς”.
4 This is the apology suggested by Welcker (Rhein. Mus. for 1829, III. p. 246), and by Thirlwall (Phil. Mus. I. p. 521: ‘the army had sanctioned and shared the iniquity of its chiefs’). I cannot think that it is satisfactory.
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