Agon meaning

ăgŏn, -ōn, ä-gōn
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The conflict of characters, as in classical Greek drama.
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A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work.
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“Freud's originality stemmed from his aggression and ambition in his agon with biology” (Harold Bloom).

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A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.
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A conflict, especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a work of literature.
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The part of an ancient Greek drama, especially a comedy, in which two characters engage in verbal dispute.
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A test of will; a conflict.
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A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
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Any of various competitions (athletic, literary, etc.) for prizes at ancient Greek games.
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A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded.
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Origin of agon

  • Greek agōn agony

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin agōn, from Ancient Greek ἀγών (agōn, “contest”).

    From Wiktionary