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agathon - Agathon (d. c. 400 b.c.);
agathon - Athenian dramatist. He was a pupil of Gorgias and a friend of Plato and Euripides. Only fragments of his tragedies have survived, but the Alexandrian critics assigned him a high place. He wrote The Flower, the first Greek play with an original plot, the subject of previous dramas having been taken from mythology. Agathon was also the first to make his choral odes mere lyrics having no connexion with the theme of the play.

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