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London: Bristol Classical Press, 1998.

Robert Rousselle See also: Cleisthenes of Athens; Cleisthenes of Sicyon; Daily Life and Customs; Women’s Life. 24 Agathon Playwright Born: c. ; place unknown Died: c. ; Macedonia Category: Theater and drama Life Although none of the works of Agathon (AG-uh-thahn) are extant, he is described by Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes as a tragic playwright. e. Plato portrays Agathon as a gentleman, well versed in the duties of hospitality. In this dialogue, Agathon joins his guests in eulogizing the god Eros.

Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1963. _______. Paralipomena. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1971. 5 Achilles Painter Boardman, John. Athenian Red Figure Vases: The Classical Period. London: Thames and Hudson, 1989. Kurtz, Donna Carol. Athenian White Lekythoi: Patterns and Painters. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1975. Evelyn E. Bell See also: Art and Architecture; Classical Greece. 6 Battle of Actium The Battle of Actium ended the era of the civil wars and made Octavian (later Augustus) master of the Roman world.

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