See what Agathon says in the Thesmophoriazuse of Aristophanes.
Socrates piques Alcibiades by a pretended affection for Agathon.
Mourn as we may the loss of Ion and Achæus, our grief for that of Agathon must needs be greater.
I cannot refute you, Socrates, said Agathon:—Let us assume that what you say is true.
Agaton, Agathon or Agatho, an uncertain author, L. 526 (see note).
And first of all Aristophanes dropped off, then, when the day was already dawning, Agathon.
The company were vociferous in begging that he should take his place among them, and Agathon specially invited him.
I thought that I heard him called Agathon, and my suspicion is that he is the beloved of Pausanias.
They are, therefore, sung as mere interludes, a practice first begun by Agathon.
Agathon the famous, a good poet, and lovable to his friends.