Definitions

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  • n. In ancient Greek music: Tempo or pace; rhythmical movement
  • n. Melodic motion upward or downward by successive scale-steps: same as ductus in medieval music

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ancient Greek music: Tempo or pace; rhythmical movement
  • n. Melodic motion upward or downward by successive scale-steps: same as ductus in medieval music. The first use is the more proper.

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Examples

  • In fact, many male citizens were trained since early childhood under a government mandated system known as "agoge," where they were taught a curriculum focused on ethics and military techniques.

    Becky Lee: 21st Century Spartans : Does Violence Beget Violence?

  • Participating in the agoge regimen was considered prestigious and even non-Spartan families from aristocratic backgrounds, desired for their sons to be included, as agoge consistently turned out strong and powerful leaders.

    Becky Lee: 21st Century Spartans : Does Violence Beget Violence?

  • Likewise, how many people believe the Vikings are actually going to row up the river and burn their subdivision, or that the South High Spartans were sent to the agoge for training at the age ofseven?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Ethics of Naming Sports Teams After Ethnic Groups:

  • Trained from childhood in the Spartan agoge, Lysandra is already expert with weapons and military tactics, and Balbus cannot believe his luck when she despatches her first arena opponent with consummate ease.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Several of the characters comment that the harsh upbringing of the Spartan agoge makes people hard, cold and lacking in imagination.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • And zugon (yoke) has no meaning, - it ought to be duogon, which word expresses the binding of two together (duein agoge) for the purpose of drawing; - this has been changed into zugon, and there are many other examples of similar changes.

    The CRATYLUS

  • SOCRATES: And zugon (yoke) has no meaning, -- it ought to be duogon, which word expresses the binding of two together (duein agoge) for the purpose of drawing; -- this has been changed into zugon, and there are many other examples of similar changes.

    Cratylus

  • The Spartans - who state sponsored agoge and professional army and police force - was predicated on the helots being enslaved.

    Cam Riley

  • "freedom-loving" Spartans had enslaved all the local people around them, the helots, and ritually slaughtered them as part of the agoge described in the movie.

    FlickFilosopher.com

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