Bust of Ajax

Ajax the Great

26" H x 14" W x 12" D
Heavy Fiberglass with
Antique Stone Finish

$233 (less Internet discount of $35) = $198

(freight $24)

26" H Bust of Ajax the Great
Ajax the Great
In Homer's Iliad he is described as of great stature and colossal frame, the tallest and strongest of all the Achaeans, second only to his cousin Achilles in skill-at-arms, and the 'bulwark of the Achaeans'. He was trained by the centaur Chiron (who had also trained his father, Telamon, and Achilles' father Peleus), at the same time as Achilles. Aside from Achilles, Ajax is the most valuable warrior in Agamemnon's army (along with Diomedes). He commands his army wielding a huge shield made of seven ox-hides with a layer of bronze. He is not wounded in any of the battles described in the Iliad.