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Mycenae

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Site in the north-eastern Peloponnese in southern Greece, 30 km south-west of Corinth. It is renowned for its Late Bronze Age (lba) palace, tombs and fortifications (see fig.). In Homeric epic it was the capital city of Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces at Troy, and it now gives its name to the Mycenaean civilization (see Helladic, §I, 4(iii)(b)).

Keywords: Introduction; The site outside the citadel; The citadel; Artefacts

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Subjects: Art

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