Tiryns


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Tir·yns

 (tîr′ĭnz, tī′rĭnz)
An ancient city of southern Greece in the eastern Peloponnesus. It contains extensive ruins of a pre-Homeric citadel.

Tir•yns

(ˈtɪr ɪnz)

n.
an ancient city in Greece, in Peloponnesus.
References in classic literature ?
Him mighty Heracles slew in sea-girt Erythea by his shambling oxen on that day when he drove the wide-browed oxen to holy Tiryns, and had crossed the ford of Ocean and killed Orthus and Eurytion the herdsman in the dim stead out beyond glorious Ocean.
The men of Argos, again, and those who held the walls of Tiryns, with Hermione, and Asine upon the gulf; Troezene, Eionae, and the vineyard lands of Epidaurus; the Achaean youths, moreover, who came from Aegina and Mases; these were led by Diomed of the loud battle-cry, and Sthenelus son of famed Capaneus.
Building on important new evidence from the major citadels of Tiryns and Midea, it will use thin section petrography and chemical analysis to ascribe provenance to transport jars of the late 14th to 12th centuries BCE.
mostly of the Bebek variety lower in price than the Tiryns.
Greece is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, the most prominent of which are Acropolis of Athens, the Archaeological Site of Delphi, the Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns, the Old Town of Corfu, the Sanctuary of Asklepios at Epidaurus, the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, and Mount Athos.
However, some scientists think that one of the country's frequent earthquakes could have contributed to the collapse of the culture; some geologists are hoping to find evidence at the ruins of Tiryns, a fortified palace, to confirm whether an earthquake was a likely culprit, Discovery News reported.
The talk was followed by lantern-slides showing the ruins of Mycenae, Tiryns and Troy and a comparison between the art of Knossos and Mycenae.
15 Chepstow Eurystheus was king of Tiryns and, in the battle of wills between Zeus and wife Hera to find a hero, was championed by Hera against Heracles, who was backed by Zeus.
Driving the book is Heinrich Obermann, Ackroyd's stand-in for Heinrich Schliemann (1822-90), discoverer of Mycenae, Tiryns, and the "Treasure of Priam" at Hissarlik in eastern Turkey.
Topics include pictorial pottery of LHIII C Middle and its antecedents, the post-palatial settlement in the lower citadel of Tiryns, and Lefkandi in late Helladic III C Middle.
4) After the excavations at Tiryns and Mycenae in the 1950s, however, a later stage of LH IIIB with different ceramic characteristics from those of the Zygouries "Potter's Shop" was recognized.