from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Greek antiquity, a festival in honor of Ajax. Three of them were commonly celebrated, one at Opus in Locris in honor of Ajax, son of Oïleus; one at Salamis in honor of Ajax, son of Telamon; and one at Athens in honor of Ajax, son of Telamon. In these festivals a bed was prepared on which was placed an effigy of the hero, as in the Lectisternium at Rome.


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