An “Αἴας μαινόμενος” is ascribed to Astydamas (c. 360 B.C.),
The story of Ajax in later literature.
1 Nauck, Trag. Gr. Frag. p. 777.
2 Ib.p. 797.
4 These pieces, entitled “Αἴας” and “Ὀδυσσεύς”, are printed in the Fragm. Oratorum (p. 167) edited by H. Sauppe, who, with H. FossE. , questions the ascription to Antisthenes. They are “ἐπιδείξεις” of the same class as the speeches for and against Palamedes ascribed respectively to Gorgias and Alcidamas, and the Busiris of Isocrates. (Cp. Attic Orators, vol. II. p. 89, new ed.)
5 Frag. II. (Ribbeck, p. 2).
6 Frag. II. (Ribbeck, p. 17): Animam misso sangui tepido tullii efflantes volant. The word tullii is explained by Festus as=silani (springs), or rivi. The sense is then, ‘The warm blood flows,—the streams fly forth, spirting out the life.’ There is a marked resemblance, as Scaliger noted, to Soph. Ai. 1411 ff., “ἔτι γὰρ θερμαὶ ι σύριγγες ἄνω φυσῶσι μέλαν ι μένος”. The verbal parallelism of efflantes with “φυσῶσι”, and tepido with “θερμαί”, strongly suggests imitation.
7 Ribbeck, p. 80 (Pacuvius): p. 154 (Attius).
8 Metamorph. XIII. 1—398.
9 Posthomerica v. 181—316.
10 See Dowden, Shakspere, p. 54.
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