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- A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
- An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas.
- “Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).
- A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
- A two-player board game played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.
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- accusative singular of ago
- a contest
- agon in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “agon”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “agon” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
- agon in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
- Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary
- agon (a struggle between the protagonist and antagonist)