1. What Is Ajax?
From Ancient Troy to Modern Web Design
In Homer's Iliad, Ajax is the name of the son of Telamon. As a Greek warrior, he was famed for his strength and courage. He carried a big ax and an even bigger shield to help in his fight against the Trojans. He also had a very cool name.
The name Ajax is so cool that it was used more than once in The Iliad. As well as the Telamonian Ajax, an Ajax the Lesser also fought in the Trojan War. The name has been reused ever since.
Ajax is the name of a British battleship that took part in the Battle of the River Plate in World War II. It was also the name of a rocket ship in Flash Gordon. The name Ajax has been used for at least four models of car, two record labels, a Dutch football team, and ...