A.contest, conflict: in pl., deeds done in battle, brave deeds, Hdt.8.76; feats of horsemanship, X.Eq.Mag.3.5; “ἀ. κατὰ τὰ ἆθλα” CIG 2741.
2. in sg., feat, achievement, ἀ. τινος a feather in his cap, Th.8.12, cf. 17: c. inf., Id.7.59,86; ξυνέσεως ἀ. prize of sagacity, Id.3.82; ἀρᾶς ἀ. issue of the curse, E.Ph.1355.
II. ἀ. ποιεῖσθαί τι make it an object to strive for, Hdt.1.140; “οὐ μικρὸν τὸ ἀ. προστάττεις” Luc.Im.12.
III. that with which one contends, declamation, “ἀ. ἐς τὸ παραχρῆμα” Th.1.22; of plays, Arist.Po.1451b37.