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Thread: Cousins

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    Hello Community,

    "Hector wins, but will not kill Ajax as he is Hector's father's sister's son (aka, his cousin)"

    In the Iliad Ajax is not Hectors but Achilles' cousin!

    As far as I know only in Shakespeare's T & C Ajax and Hector are cousins.
    Does anyone know where this idea comes from, are there more sources, maybe used by Shakespeare telling us that Ajax is of "Trojan blood"?

    Last edited by Aleksander; 05-27-2009 at 04:04 AM.

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    I think it's just for dramatic purposes, as here, Achilles is the bad guy.

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