a set-piece scence in Greek drama where two characters who represent opposing viewpoints debste one another.
Agones often follow a pattern where each character makes a long speech outlining their position, each followed by an interjection from the chorus and then a rapid exchange in shich the discussion collapses.
Aproximately from 776BCE (first Olympic Games) to 486BCE (the end of the Persian wars). It is called 'archaic' because it precedes the Classical Period.
In Homer, a scence where a hero execls in battle.
An aristeia is a way to display the hero's kleos in a concrete way.
An aristeia is often preceded by an arming scene.
In Homer, only Greek hereos have aristeiai.
In Greek drama, and some other types of poetry, a group of performers who both sings and dance in the performance of choral odes.