De Lingua Latina

M. Terentius Varro

Dies Agonales per quos rex in Regia arietem immolat, dicti ab "agon," eo quod interrogat minister sacrificii "agone?"....

The dies Agonales ' days of the Agonia,' on which the high-priest sacrifices a ram in the Regia, were named from agon for this reason, because the helper at the sacrifice asks "agone?" ' Shall I do my work?' ....

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from M. Terentius Varro: On the Latin Language (Volume I. Books 5-7), Loeb Classical Library Vol. 333, translated by Roland G. Kent, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1934, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.