Ajax the Less
Son of Oïleus (3 syl.), King of Locris, in Greece. The
night Troy was taken, he offered violence to Cassandra, the prophetic
daughter of Priam; in consequence of which his ship was driven on a
rock, and he perished at sea. —Homer's
Iliad, and later poets.
Ipsa (Juno), Jovis rapidum jaculata e nubibus ignem,
Disjecitque rates, evertitque æquora ventis;
Illum (Ajax) expirantem transfixo pectore flammas
Turbine corripuit, scopuloque infixit acuto.
“Virgil: Æneid, i. 42, etc.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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