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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

1 The term agōn and its derivatives can denote the informal and extempore rivalries that permeated Greek life in the general fight for survival and, success esp. philosophical, legal, and public debates; action between opposing sides in war; medical disputes. A corollary of the agonistic drive was the prominence as a motive for action of love of honour (... ...

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