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What is an agon? Greek philosophy

By |2018-04-23T09:43:25+00:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks, Philosophy|

An example of an agon: Black-figure amphora by Exekias showing Achilles and Ajax playing checkers 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 things that seem to [...]

Hosting a medieval tournament – an activity

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

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 [...]