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also My·ce·ne·an  (mī′sə-nē′ən)
1. Of or relating to Mycenae or its inhabitants.
2. Of, relating to, or being the Aegean civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region from about 1580 to 1120 bc.
3. Of, relating to, or being the archaic dialect of Greek written in the Linear B script.
1. A native or inhabitant of Mycenae.
2. Mycenaean Greek.


1. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants
2. (Historical Terms) of or relating to the Aegean civilization of Mycenae (1400 to 1100bc)


or My•ce•ne•an

(ˌmaɪ sɪˈni ən)

1. of or pertaining to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants.
2. denoting or pertaining to the ancient civilization at Mycenae, dating from c2000 to c1100 b.c.
a. a native or inhabitant of ancient Mycenae.
b. a Greek of the Mycenaean period.


Belonging to a Bronze Age culture in mainland Greece, the Greek islands, and Asia Minor, centered on the city of Mycenae.
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Adj.1.Mycenaean - of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants; "Mycenaean bronzes"
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308: The authors of the "Thebais" say that Manto the daughter of Teiresias was sent to Delphi by the Epigoni as a first fruit of their spoil, and that in accordance with an oracle of Apollo she went out and met Rhacius, the son of Lebes, a Mycenaean by race.
He had picked up a trifle, he said, which was rather a curiosity, it was an ancient Greek dagger of the Mycenaean Epoch, and might well have been worn in the time of Theseus and Hippolyta.
Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, though archaeology has borne out the myth that the sacred site was older even than the Mycenaean city of Argos since Lerna was the site of myth of the Danaids.
Some luxury pieces (ivory boxes, Egyptian faience vases, high quality Mycenaean ceramic imports) are noteworthy.
Shawarma might be a popular fast food item in the Levant and Arab region, but its origins go back to the Ottoman Empire, with evidence from the Mycenaean Greek and Minoan periods.
The tomb of the so-called Griffin Warrior was unusually intact and it contained the remains of someone researchers think was a Mycenaean warrior or priest, buried along with a treasure trove of riches, among them the Pylos Combat Agate, which was found face-down near the right arm of the Griffin Warrior's skeleton.
The ship's precious cargo, the discovery of wax writing tablets (likely belonging to a messenger) and two Mycenaean swords, which indicate there were envoys aboard the vessel to ensure the safe transit of the cargo, all suggest the Uluburun was a royal trade dispatch headed for mainland Greece.
Mycenaean colonisation of the island was written especially for the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 and the location.
19) is set in a claustrophobic museum vault designed by Boris Kudlicka with Kaspar Glarners eclectic modern Mycenaean Greek costumes.
He then sets about detailing his conception of nomadic groups of ethnic Dorians, which invaded the Peloponnese in the Greek dark ages after the collapse of Mycenaean civilization.
10) Bronze Age burials at Dendra and Achaia in Greece have been unearthed containing the remains of Mycenaean warriors wearing bronze greaves and bronze armor in general that, in the words of Emily Vermeule, the great scholar of pre-Classical Greece, "agree with formulas in Homeric poetry.
SPARTA, Greece, Dhu-AlQa'dah 11, 1436, August 26, 2015, SPA -- Greece's culture ministry announced on Tuesday, the discovery of an ancient Mycenaean palace near Sparta, UPI reported.