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a festivity in ancient Greece at which competitors contended for prizes

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7) The parallels reach down to diction and phrasing: both conflicts, as we have seen, are agones.
Training was gruelling work, so much so that the Greek word for competing games, agones, became the English word for 'agony'.
A poignant piece by Rachel P agones, written while at the Keeneland Sales on the fateful day of September 11, 2001, and another by Lee Mottershead about the death of his personal favourite, Persian Punch, sit close to celebratory headlines when `Dessie' won the 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup and Vintage Crop the 1993 Melbourne Cup - `Unbelievable'.