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  1. an ancient city in S Greece, in Argolis: important ruins.
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Examples from the Web for mycenae

Historical Examples

  • After a long time the people of Mycenae had no food left in their city.

    Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae

    Jennie Hall

  • One such old palace has been uncovered at Tiryns near Mycenae.

  • This was the chief of all the hosts, Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and Argos.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

    Josephine Preston Peabody

  • The Greeks had a tradition that the chieftains of Mycenae came from Lydia.

  • Some are at the wide-flung gates, all the thousands that ever came from populous Mycenae.

British Dictionary definitions for mycenae


  1. an ancient Greek city in the NE Peloponnesus on the plain of Argos
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