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  • n  a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

  • Bloom's view of literature as a ceaseless agon between challengers and titleholders is interesting and, in some instances, true.
  • Much of the lands that you called home today belonged to the obrigional people not too long agon in historic sense.
  • In fact, the Greek word for contest, agon, has become rather painful in English.

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