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Agathon

[ag-uh-thon] /ˈæg əˌθɒn/
noun
1.
c450–c400 b.c, Greek poet and dramatist.
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  • He is led in drunk, and welcomed by Agathon, whom he has come to crown with a garland.

    Symposium Plato
  • Socrates piques Alcibiades by a pretended affection for Agathon.

    Symposium Plato
  • And first Aristophanes drops, and then, as the day is dawning, Agathon.

    Symposium Plato
  • You were quite right in coming, said Agathon; but where is he himself?

    Symposium Plato
  • How strange, said Agathon; then you must call him again, and keep calling him.

    Symposium Plato
  • Agathon replied: I fear that I did not understand what I was saying.

    Symposium Plato
  • I cannot refute you, Socrates, said Agathon:—Let us assume that what you say is true.

    Symposium Plato
  • Say rather, beloved Agathon, that you cannot refute the truth; for Socrates is easily refuted.

    Symposium Plato
  • Agathon told the attendants to go and see who were the intruders.

    Symposium Plato
  • Or shall I crown Agathon, which was my intention in coming, and go away?

    Symposium Plato

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