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γε μήν, however: Aesch. Ag. 1378ἦλθε, σὺν χρόνῳ γε μήν”. The only ground for ἁγὼν rather than ἀγὼν is the trace of χ from the first hand in L: neither reading is intrinsically better than the other. Cp. El. 1491λόγων γὰρ οὐ νῦν ἐστιν ἁγών, ἀλλὰ σῆς ψυχῆς πέρι”. The word ἀγών is so far ambiguous that it does not necessarily mean a physical contest, but can mean an issue or crisis (Lat. discrimen, momentum). Plat. Rep. 608Bμέγας... ἀγὼν...τὸ χρηστὸν κακὸν γενέσθαι”.

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    • Plato, Republic, 608b
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