Meaning of agon
Pronunciation: (ag'ōn, -on, ä-gōn'), [key]
— pl. a•go•nes
- (in ancient Greece) a contest in which prizes were awarded in any of a number of events, as athletics, drama, music, poetry, and painting.
- (italics) (in ancient Greek drama) a formalized debate or argumentation, esp. in comedy: usually following the proagon and preceding the parabasis.
- conflict, esp. between the protagonist and the antagonist.
- agon (Thesaurus)