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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.)
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Un sucesor del fundador, el hermano Agathon, antes de ocupar ese cargo habia renovado la formacion de los integrantes jovenes de ese Instituto, de manera de que esta estuviera a tono con la cultura de su epoca.
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In this first of two volumes, he surveys playwrights none of whose plays survive intact, covering the earliest tragedies, some fifth-century tragedians, Agathon, tragic family trees, some fourth-century tragedians, and the very lost.
Implementing agency : Ypoyrgeio Politismoy kai Athlitismoy, Geniki Dieythynsi Archaiotiton kai Politistikis Klironomias, Dieythynsi Diacheirisis Ethnikoy Archeioy Mnimeion, Tekmiriosis kai Prostasias Politistikon Agathon
The briefest answer to the question will best bring out the decisive point: Concerning the content of the Agathon nothing can be said at all.
The main lighting of cauldron on Sunday, the opening of the Palaro, at the Albay Sports Complex in Bicol University will be done by four Bicolano athletes, including Mario Maglinao, an ultramarathoner; Nathalie Agathon, a 10-year-old sprinter and gold medalist in Palarong Pambansa 2015; Francis Everesto, a person with disability and a basketball player; and actor Enchong Dee, a Philippine National Swimming Team member from Naga City.
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Und wenn Pausanias, der Liebhaber des Tragodiendichters Agathon, zur Verteidigung seiner masslosen Verhaltens eine aus Liebespaaren bestehende Armee fur unschlagbar erklart und dafur als Beispiel die Thebaner und die Eleer angefuhrt hatte, so entsprache es zwar deren Herkommen (nomima), wahrend die Lakedamonier sich zur Tapferkeit verpflichtet fuhlten, auch wenn sie nicht Seite an Seite kampften (VIII.