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(Μυκῆναι/M ukênai, Μυκήνη/Mykḗnē; Lat. Mycena; Mycenae).

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I. Mycenaean period

Settlement on a steep spur in the northern foothills of the Argolid. The oldest traces of settlement date from the early Bronze Age (2900-2500 BC). M. is the most important centre of Mycenaean culture. Ex…

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Hiesel, Gerhard (Freiburg) and Lafond, Yves (Bochum), “Mycenae”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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