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ἆθλος , , contr. from Ep. and Ion. ἄεθλος , which alone is used by Hom. (except in Od.8.160), and mostly by Hdt. and Pi.:—
A.contest either in war or sport, esp. contest for a prize, Hom.; νικᾶν τοιῷδ᾽ ἐπ᾽ ἀέθλῳ (for the arms of Achilles) Od. 11.548; ἄεθλος πρόκειται a task is set one, Hdt.1.126; “ἐμοὶ μὲν οὗτος . ὑποκείσεταιPi.O.1.84; ἄεθλον προτιθέναι to set it, Hdt.7.197; ἆθλοι Πυθικοί, Δελφικοί, S.El.49,682; toil, Pi.P.4.165; of the labours of Heracles, D.S.4.11, etc.: metaph., conflict, struggle, ordeal, Alc.33, A.Pr.702, 752, S.Ant.856.
II. = ἆθλον 1, Theoc.8.11sqq.—On the proper difference of ἆθλον and ἆθλος v. ἆθλον 11. (For ἄϝεθλος, ἄϝεθλον, as in IG5(2).75.)
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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 702
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.197
    • Homer, Odyssey, 11.548
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    • Sophocles, Antigone, 1
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    • Sophocles, Electra, 49
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    • Theocritus, Idylls, 11
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 4.11
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