agon definition

  • noun:
    • A conflict, especially involving the protagonist and antagonist in a-work of literature.
    • The part of an ancient Greek crisis, particularly a comedy, by which two characters practice verbal dispute.
    • A test of might; a conflict: "Freud's originality stemmed from their aggression and ambition in the agon with biologyā€¯ ( Harold Bloom).
    • A contest in ancient Greece, such as athletics or songs, which awards were awarded.
    • difficult or competition; dispute; particularly involving the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
    • An intellectual conflict or evident competition of tips.
    • A contest in ancient Greece, such as athletics or music, for which awards were awarded.
    • A two-player boardgame enjoyed a hexagonally-tiled board, preferred in Victorian times. Also called queen's guard.
    • A contest for a prize during the general public games.
    • In Greek antiquity, a contest for a prize, whether of professional athletes inside games or of poets, performers, painters, and the like.
    • a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for awards
  • others:
    • An obsolete kind of ago.

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