Lunch Conversations: Music Composition and Ajax

Over lunch we began talking about John Williams, and the lesser John Williams (but couldn’t remember his name).  This reminded me of Ajax Greater and Ajax Lesser.  Two different characters in the myth about Troy and in the Illiad.  Both Greek Warriors who fought alongside Achillies.  Both prominent warriors on the battlefield.  One a great and noble warrior who kills himself after he is proclaimed 2nd best after Achilles death (Odysseus is 1st and gets Achilles’ armor).  The other drags Cassandra from a Temple of Athena and rapes her.

We got back, and looked it up:

Danny Elfman.

Seth MacFarlane apparently had this exact conversation over a year ago, and put it in as a joke in Blue Harvest.