Athenian tragic poet

447 or 446   -   400

country of citizenship: Classical Athens
language of expression: Ancient Greek
occupation: tragedy writer

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Agathon (; Ancient Greek: Ἀγάθων; c. 448 – c. 400 BC) was an Athenian tragic poet whose works have been lost. He is best known for his appearance in Plato's Symposium, which describes the banquet given to celebrate his obtaining a prize for his first tragedy at the Lenaia in 416. He is also a prominent character in Aristophanes' comedy the Thesmophoriazusae.
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play by the 5th century BCE Athenian dramatist Agathon

author: Agathon

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