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AGONALIA, in ancient Rome, festivals celebrated on Jan. 9, Mar. 17, May 21 and Dec. I1 in each year in honour of various divinities (Ovid, Fasti, i., 2) . The word is derived either from agonia, "a victim," or from agonium, "a festival," but there is no certainty as to the etymology of the word.