The Ajax of Sophocles, February 1904

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Perhaps the chief value of The Ajax which was given at Hull-House, was the fact that it revealed the Greek Colony of Chicago to the rest of the city in a totally new aspect. It not only won for them a new esteem but established a bond of common tradition and experience. 

Perhaps nothing is so necessary as this in the so-called problem of "Americanization," that we should first of all respect and understand the really valuable store of old world culture which many immigrants bring. [page 2]

To have this expressed in the pure classic form which The Ajax afforded was not small contribution to the education of a cosmopolitan city.

Jane Addams

Feby. 1904

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