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An ancient Greek city in the northeast Peloponnesus that flourished during the Bronze Age as the center of an early civilization. According to legend, at one time Agamemnon was its king.


(Placename) an ancient Greek city in the NE Peloponnesus on the plain of Argos


(maɪˈsi ni)

an ancient city in S Greece, in Argolis: important ruins.
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Noun1.Mycenae - an ancient city is southern GreeceMycenae - an ancient city is southern Greece; center of the Mycenaean civilization during the late Bronze Age
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From the Mycenean Greeks arriving on the island as merchants (13th century BC), throughout the period when Cyprus was included in the empire of Alexander the Great (4th century BC) and then up to the Ptolemaic period (325-30 BC), the island of Cyprus was a constant object of conquest for almost every ruling empire in the region.