By Thomas Paine
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As it facilitates and supports (or not) prospective competitors, relevant measures, and mechanisms to determine outcomes, it founds and grounds the ethos that supports the economy of agonistic exchange, which I shall elaborate below. When Nietzsche examines monumental agonists and antagonists, he is analyzing organizations of values that make it possible for individuals to become who they are rather than simply lionizing or vilifying them. While it is true that individuals compete in the great agones he investigates, it is also the case that they all rise and fall on cultural conditions that make them possible and determine, in some large measure, their possible outcomes.
22 Being grateful to them and remembering one's debts will play an important role in Pindar's claim to his own achievement. Following his introduction, Pindar makes reference to the city that shares Hagesidamos's glory and tide to recognition for its role in cultivating his talent. The Lokrians are identified as "honest" (having "strict integrity") 23 and as simultaneously fostering culture (Calliope) and war (Ares). Appealing to these qualities and values is part of Pindar's task. Culture and war are not depicted as opposed, although uniting and maintaining them present challenges.
In other words, he considers whether the structure of the game might both limit and motivate the way in which one is able to compete. As we shall see in discussion of the agonies of Christianity and Nietzsche's contest with Paul, Nietzsche's study of slavish morality illuminates especially well the dynamic relation between forms of contest and kinds of actions they make possible and cultivate. Those who look to "Homer's Wettkampf" for guidance about how Nietzsche thinks about power also sometimes refer to what he says there about ostracism.
Age Of Reason by Thomas Paine