n.1.An officer who presided over the great public games in Greece.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As agonothete for that festival he appointed lampadarchs and judges and provided prizes for each contest.
He then consolidated his position with Phocion's assistance and apparently acted as unofficial agonothete, subsidising at least one of the Athenian festivals at his own expense.(43) When the rift between Cassander and Polyperchon became public (in winter 319/18), he continued to work on Cassander's behalf, attempting to counter the heady effects of Polyperchon's democratic propaganda.
In the Greek East, for example, the giving of games was often a liturgy separate from that of the priesthood, and was the job of a different official, the agonothete. Robert, "Vision," has argued that at a slightly later date games organized on the Greek model were in fact given in Carthage, but see the criticisms in Aronen, "Pythia Carthaginis." On the other hand, Fishwick (Imperial Cult II.1 579-80) believes that in the West, at least, the games of the provincial cult were the responsibility of the provincial priest.
Her own (hypothetical) preference was for Cassianus Bassos of unknown deme, ephebic strategos, systremmatarch, agonothete of the Hadrianeia and Severeia between 196/7 and 201 (IG [II.sup.2] 2203, lines 35-36, 56-57, 64-65, 79).
7), vemos um atleta nu, adulto, em companhia de outros atletas, sendo coroado por um agonothetes. Sobre duas crateras campaniformes, uma de meados do sec.
Bonum agonem subituri estis in quo agonothetes Deus vivus est, xystarches Spiritus Sanctus.
(76) The two appear to have had some relationship with each other since it is known that the same agonothetes presided over both festivals, and the Isthmian Games (trieteric) preceded the Caesarea (pentaeteric).
744) honored and set up as an example for public emulation (46-48) a local benefactor who provided "spectacle and entertainment and merriment for the soul" ([LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 25) in the course of the many public dinners, feasts, and sacrifices that he financed at his own expense as an agonothetes. Being the first to provide one's city with the best akroamata on offer (ta proteuonta.
Segundo o epigrafista frances, essas moedas poderiam tratar-se de emissoes civicas emitidas pela Confederacao de Atena Ilias, e seria o presidente dos agonothetes que teria feito inscrever o seu nome sobre as emissoes.
The presence of yet another imperial dedication (38) in the basilica, amid the highest concentration of imperial sculpture in Corinth (39) but for the theater and amid the highest concentration of agonothetes dedications found in Corinth, is suggestive of the presence of some manifestation of the imperial cult in the Julian Basilica.