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12 07, 2017

What is an agon? Greek philosophy

By |2019-01-18T14:22:27-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Philosophy|0 Comments

An example of an agon: Black-figure amphora by Exekias showing Achilles and Ajax playing checkers What is an agon? The word agon in Greek is the root of our word "agony", and it means a fight. The Greeks tended to see pretty much everything that happened as a fight between two sides, even [...]

11 06, 2017

Hosting a medieval tournament – an activity

By |2017-06-11T10:29:10-07:00June 11th, 2017|Games, Medieval, War|0 Comments

Modern-day re-enactors having a tournament Tournaments were a common form of entertainment in the Middle Ages. A group of knights came together at the castle of some powerful duke or king, and they would spend the day fighting each other for prizes, sometimes one against one, and sometimes in teams. Tournaments took the [...]