Classical Drama and Society
While an ancient Greek word, the term agon is a modern invention when used in reference to Euripides' drama. No ancient critic talks about agons in Euripides. Still, agon is a valid descriptor in this case, since agonistic (forensic) debates are characteristic of Euripides' drama. In other words, agons occur so frequently in Euripides' plays that they seem fundamental to his conception of drama.
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