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Agon \Ag"on\, n.; pl. Agones. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to lead.] (Gr. Antiq.) A contest for a prize at the public games.


n. 1 A struggle or contest; conflict; especially between the protagonist and antagonist in a literary work. 2 An intellectual conflict or apparent competition of ideas. 3 A contest in ancient Greece, as in athletics or music, in which prizes were awarded. 4 A two-player boardgame played with a hexagonally-tiled board, popular in Victorian times. Also known as queen's guard.

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

  2. [also: agones (pl)]


Agón is a municipality located in the province of Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain. According to the 2004 census ( INE), the municipality has a human population of one hundred and ninety three.

Category:Municipalities in the Province of Zaragoza Category:Populated places in the Province of Zaragoza

Agon (game)

Agon (or Queen's Guard, Queen's Guards, Royal Guards) is a strategy game for two players, played on a 6×6×6 hexagonal gameboard.

Agon may be the oldest board game played on a hexagonally-celled board, first appearing in France as early as the late eighteenth century. The game reached its greatest popularity a century later when the Victorians embraced it for its blend of simple rules and complex strategy.

Agon (disambiguation)

Agon may refer to:

  • Agon, ancient Greek contest
  • Agon (game), a board game
  • Agon (tokusatsu), a Japanese TV series, full name Giant Phantom Monster Agon
  • Agón, a municipality in Aragon, Spain
  • Agon (ballet), a 1957 ballet by George Balanchine with music by Igor Stravinsky
  • Agon (comics), a Marvel Comics character
  • Agon (film), a 2012 Albanian film
  • AGON, a series of episodic adventure games for Mac and PC
  • Agon-Coutainville, a commune in the Manche, France
  • Agon Shu,a Japanese Buddhist denomination
  • Agon, one of the four elements of play identified by Roger Caillois in his book Man, Play and Games
  • Agon, the world in the MMORPG Darkfall
  • Agon Wastes, a region in the video game Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Agon (ballet)

Agon (1957) is a ballet for twelve dancers, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Balanchine. Composition began in December 1953 but was interrupted the next year; work was resumed in 1956 and concluded on April 27, 1957; the music was first performed on June 17, 1957 in Los Angeles conducted by Robert Craft, while the first stage performance was given by the New York City Ballet on December 1, 1957 at the City Center of Music and Drama, New York . The composition's long gestation period covers an interesting juncture in Stravinsky's composing career, in which he moved from a diatonic musical language to one based on twelve-tone technique; the music of the ballet thus demonstrates a unique symbiosis of musical idioms. The ballet has no story, but consists of a series of dance movements in which various groups of dancers interact in pairs, trios, quartets, etc. A number of the movements are based on 17th-century French court dances – saraband, galliard and bransle. It was danced as part of City Ballet's 1982 Stravinsky Centennial Celebration.

Agon (comics)
  1. Redirect List of Marvel Comics characters: A#Agon

Category:Characters created by Jack Kirby Category:Characters created by Stan Lee Category:Comics characters introduced in 1968

Agon (newspaper)

'Agon ' is a newspaper published in Albania and based in Tirana. The paper was launched in 2007 as a free daily, being the first in its category.

Agon (motorcycle)

Manufactured in Germany between 1924 and 1928, the Agon featured a wide range of engine sizes from 173cc up to 996cc, from engine manufacturers such as Paque, Bradshaw and JAP.

Agon (film)

Agon is a 2012 Albanian drama film directed by Robert Budina. The film was selected as the Albanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Usage examples of "agon".

The shortest route to the Well was over the Straight of Sagath to Agon, just three hexes away via the water route, then north through Lilblod, through Mixtim or Clopta, and across Quilst to the Avenue.

Getting to Agon, however, was proving to be harder than he'd been led to believe.

He was officially deployed to Agon Systems, one of the many Mission contractors, as a communications specialist.

Since Julian currently consulted for Agon Systems, he had inherited Duwayne.

He and Sophie had been together for two years, the same amount of time he had worked with Agon Systems.

Because for the first time in his two years with Agon, he realized he didn't know the answer to Roy's question.

All the worse because Julian didn't know for sure that somebody in Agon Systems, or, more likely, with access to Agon Systems, was going to screw up the burn.

It was one thing to play games with Management and Personnel: getting Agon mad at you was a form of suicide.

Well, Agon Systems was so large it was often at war with its own best interests.

And that would mean more dealing with maintenance and Management and, worst of all, Agon Systems' insurance directorate.

Diagnostics found that it was an Agon Systems virus that destroyed all Mission nets.

I was actually going to warn you about the moves against all of Agon Systems' .

And, having seeded the Great Cleft Lake with ships, it is Kolodrian merchants who today bear its finny harvest back across the Sea of Agon in their argosies, and market it throughout the Shallows.

A sparkling shower of hot agones seemed to home right in on Athaclena's corona.

For a moment, the agones had been glowing iron globs that burned to touch.