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English citations of agon

  • 2001: Rupert Woodfin [text], Judy Groves [illustrations], and Richard Appignanesi [ed.], Introducing Aristotle, page 87 (Icon Books UK, Totem Books USA; ISBN 1840462337)
    The Agon
    Two things were especially important to the Greeks. The spoken word in rivalry to arrive at consensus was a basis of city-state democracy. Rivalry between states was also ritualized in the athletic festivals held at Olympia. From the word agon — “contest” — came antagonism — “opposed in contest”.