Definition of Agon in English :

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Agon meaning in English

Meaning of Agon in English

Pronunciation of Agon in English

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1. agon

a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

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nounWord forms: plural agones (əˈɡəʊniːz )
(in ancient Greece) a festival at which competitors contended for prizes. Among the best known were the Olympic, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian Games

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nounWord forms: plural ˈagˌons or aˈgoˌnes (əˈgoʊˌniz ; əgōˈnēzˌ)
any of various competitions (athletic, literary, etc.) for prizes at ancient Greek games
the conflict of characters, as in classical Greek drama

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n. pl. a·gon·es (ə-gōnēz)
1. A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.
2. The part of an ancient Greek drama, especially a comedy, in which two characters engage in verbal dispute.
3. A test of will; a conflict: "Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology" (Harold Bloom).
4. A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.

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