================================================== View of Ajax Like Palamedes, Ajax was also a Greek hero of the Trojan War and second in importance only to Achilles. He held positions of great importance in the early stages of the campaign against Troy and was selected by lot to fight Hector (though it was Achilles who would eventually kill Hector as fate had ordained). First and foremost he was a man of war famous for his valor and fighting skills.

Picture: Achilles and Ajax
Amphora of Exekias (530 B.C.E.)
The Vatican Exhibit