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ἀγων-ιστικός , ή, όν, for contest, esp. in the games, “δύναμις .Arist.Rh.1360b22; . σώματος ἀρετή ib.1361b21; -κή the art of combat or contest, Pi.Sph.225a sq.; τὸ . ib.219c, 219e.
2. fit for contest in speaking, . λέξις debating style, Arist.Rh.1413b9; contentions, “λόγοιId.SE165b11, al.; “. διατριβαίId.Top.157a23: Comp. “-ώτεραι, προτάσειςAlex.Aphr. in Top.522.27.
3. masterly, striking, “. προρρήματαHp.Art.58; . τι ἔχους α having in it something glorious, ib.70; “πράξειςMen.Rh. p.384S.
b. Rhet., striking, impressive, Longin.23.1; -κόν, τό, Id.22.3: Sup. -ώτατος ἑαυτοῦ, of Plato, Them.Or.34p.448D.
4. Medic., 'heroic', i.e. copious, “πόσειςPhilagr. ap. Orib.5.19. Adv. -κῶς Herod.ib.5.30.31, Gal.15.499; and so of 'heroic' measures generally, “-κῶς θεραπεύειν18(1).61.
II. of persons, contentious, eager for applause, Pl.Men.75c, Phld.Oec.p.65J.
III. Adv. -κῶς contentiously, Arist.Top.164b15; . ἔχειν to be disposed to fight, Plu. Sull.16: Comp., “ἐπιστολὰς -ώτερον τοῦ δέοντος ἐπέστελλεPhilostr. VS2.33.3.
2. dramatically, “ᾁδεινArist.Pr.918b21; opp.καταστατικῶς, Aps.p.266 H.
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    • Plato, Meno, 75c
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 58
    • Hippocrates, De articulis, 70
    • Plutarch, Sulla, 16
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Lives of the Sophists, 2.33.3
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