Mycenae

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My·ce·nae

 (mī-sē′nē)
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.

Mycenae

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

My•ce•nae

(maɪˈsi ni)

n.
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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For Orestes, son of King Agamemnon of Mykenai, whose tale Athena, Nestor, and Menelaos recount to Telemakhos, the path to adulthood lies in his avenging Agamemnon's death and reclaiming his throne.