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  •  From the greek (ἀγών)=agon, a struggle (5+ / 0-)
    From Greek agonistes, from agon (contest). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ag- (to drive, draw, or move), that is also the source of agony, agent, agitate, actor, axiom, and assay
    Samson Agonistes draws on the story of Samson from the Old Testament, Judges 13-16; in fact it is a dramatization of the story starting at Judges 16:23. The drama starts in medias res. Samson has been captured by the Philistines, had his hair, the container of his strength, cut off and his eyes cut out. Samson is "Blind among enemies, O worse than chains" (line 66).
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    "Say little, do much" (Pirkei Avot 1:15)

    by hester on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:10:09 AM PST

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