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Questions about the play "Ajax" (also known as "Aias") by Sophocles, written in the 5th century BCE. It is possibly the earliest-written of the seven tragedies we have from him today, and is centered around the final fate of the titular character, after the "Illiad" but before "Odyssey". Use with [sophocles] and [greek-literature]

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On what basis are lines attributed to the whole chorus or just the chorus leader?

I was cross-referencing my translation of Aias*, James Scully's from The Complete Plays of Sophocles (translated by Robert Bagg & James Scully), with a free online translation by Ian Johnston. I ...
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What does it mean when the chorus speaks "severally" in "Aias"?

I am reading James Scully's translation of Aias (also known as Ajax), in The Complete Plays of Sophocles, translated by Robert Bagg & James Scully. Eleven different times, per the search function ...
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