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ăgĭtātor , ōris, m. id., pr.
I.he that puts a thing in motion; used exclusively of those who drive animals (asses, horses, etc.), a driver (cf. agaso): agitator aselli, poet. for a peasant, Verg. G. 1, 273: “equorum Achillis,” i. e. the charioteer, id. A. 2, 476: “sustineat currum ut bonu' saepe agitator equosque,Lucil. p. 154 Müll.—Hence,
II. Esp., a charioteer, a combatant in the games of the circus, Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 50: “ego ut agitator callidus, priusquam ad finem veniam, equos sustinebo,Cic. Ac. 2, 20; Suet. Calig. 55; so Inscr. Orell. 2593 sq.: “agitatores consopiti sunt,Vulg. Nah. 2, 3.
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