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(ăg`əthŏn), c.450–c.400 B.C., Athenian tragedian. Plato's Symposium has as its scene the celebration of Agathon's first dramatic victory. Less than 40 lines of his work survive.



Born circa 448 B.C., died 397 B.C. Ancient Greek playwright. Lived in Athens.

Of his plays, which include The Destruction of Ilion and Antheus (The Flower), only seven titles and 32 fragments have been preserved. Agathon, who is considered a continuer of the trend started by Euripides, tried to replace the chorus in the tragedies with songs unconnected with the plot.


[Fragments.] In Tragicorum graecorum fragmenta. Edited by A. Nauck. Leipzig, 1889.


Lévéque, P. Agathon. Paris, 1955. (Contains a bibliography.)
References in classic literature ?
Then he called to his sons, upbraiding Helenus, Paris, noble Agathon, Pammon, Antiphonus, Polites of the loud battle-cry, Deiphobus, Hippothous, and Dius.
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Die Figur des Lesers in Wielands 'Geschichte des Agathon.
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When all efforts to find missing Stavanger schoolboy Daniel Trevland had failed, it fell to dachshund Agathon to save the day.
The characters Phaedrus and Agathon refer to the primordial Eros who appears after Chaos and Gaea (Earth) as one of the three divinities (in accord with Hesiod's account in his Theogany).
Actually, there is a whole chain of story-tellers before the narrative reaches its eventual reader: Plato tells us the story as recited by Apollodorus to a friend; Apollodorus, in turn, having heard it from Aristodemus himself, who was present at the feast as a parasite of Socrates, and, indirectly, of the ultimate host, Agathon.
She quotes Plato as theorizing about the two sexes looking for their other half, when in truth Plato was talking about a banquet that the Athenian poet Agathon was giving to celebrate a drama prize he had won.
Romanian tourism Minister Matei Agathon this week told Ireland to stay out of the Dracula legend.