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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


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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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Those who held the strong city of Mycenae, rich Corinth and Cleonae; Orneae, Araethyrea, and Licyon, where Adrastus reigned of old; Hyperesia, high Gonoessa, and Pellene; Aegium and all the coast-land round about Helice; these sent a hundred ships under the command of King Agamemnon, son of Atreus.
Some topics discussed include darkness and the abyss, darkness and illumination in the work of Lundahl & Seitl, and darkness and community in Iannis XenakisAEs Mycenae Polytopon.
In Mycenae, Mayan Central America, and ancient Harappa, systems collapse entailed the liquidation of wealthy elites and most concentrated capital.
Contract notice: Guard services of municipal buildings of the municipality of argos of mycenae.
She is a prisoner of Agamemnon in Mycenae, and knows that she is about to die.
In his analysis that includes parts of Greece as well as nearby western Turkey, Stewart points specifically to cities like Mycenae, Ephesus, Cnidus and Hierapolis.
Clytemnestra rules Mycenae now, along with her new lover Aegisthus, and together they plot the bloody murder of Agamemnon on the day of his return after nine years at war.
Which legendary king of Mycenae was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus?
The juxtaposition of these elements obscurely hints that the order posits antiscientific and misogynistic moments in the exfoliation of Eniaios: Mycenae evokes the locale of Aeschylus's critical vision of female passion in Agamemnon and The Libation Bearers, and Himself as Herself alludes to Balzac's androgynous fantasy Seraphita, of which it is a very free adaptation.
Tell me again about the ride to Mycenae, the sidecar
She longs for Orestes to return to Mycenae and avenge Agamemnon by killing the killers.
Which legendary founder of Mycenae invented the quoit 2.