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moderatior, ‘less presumptuous.’ Ajax, son of Oileus, king of the Ozolian Locrians, though described by Homer as far inferior to Ajax, son of Telamon ( Il.II. 628), was one of the chief Grecian heroes, especially distinguished for speed of foot and skill in the use of the spear. He violated the sanctity of the temple of Pallas by dragging from it Cassandra (cf. 410, XIV. 468), who had taken refuge there. For this offence his ship was wrecked on the Capharean rocks off Euboea (XIV. 472 n.), and himself killed. (Cf. Virg. Aen.I. 39-45, ib. II. 403-6).
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