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The following project is undertaken with the intent to understand the nature of the divine, as it is represented in Sophocles’s Ajax, and as it pertains specifically to Ajax and Odysseus, the two predominant characters. In the following three chapters we will explore and consider various different possible interpretations of the position of and nature of the divine in Greek antiquity, with the aid of several scholars well-versed in the field, who have considered the nature of the divine presence, and the divine relationship with mortals, at great length. In the first chapter we will consider the fundamentals of the play itself, in the second we will move into a more psychological interpretation of divine interaction, and finally, in the third chapter we will conclude with a clear position on the nature of the divine in Sophocles’s Ajax.
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Vick, Jane E., "Agony and Ajax: Investigations into Divinity in Antiquity" (2018). Senior Projects Fall 2018. 6.