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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.
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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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