Brill’s New Pauly

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A. History of the Site and Excavations to Schliemann (1884/85) (CT)

Named in the Iliad (2,559) as τειχιόεσσα ('great-walled'), the site with the pre-Greek name Tiryns (T.) was well-known to the Greeks, primarily through the 'Cyclopean' walls, which were, according to Pausanias (9,36), "all that remains of the ruins", and in legend through i…

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Schiering, Wolfgang (Heidelberg RWG), “Tiryns”, 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 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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