Agones



(in ancient Greece) a contest in which prizes were awarded in any of a number of events, as athletics, drama, music, poetry, and painting.
(italics) Greek. (in ancient Greek drama) a formalized debate or argumentation, especially in comedy: usually following the proagon and preceding the parabasis.
Literature. conflict, especially between the protagonist and the antagonist.
Historical Examples

The name is said to be derived from the agones (corrupted to Navone, Navona), or contests which took place in the circus.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

noun (pl) 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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