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MYCENAE

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 103 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MYCENAE, one of the most ancient cities of Greece, was situated on a hill above the northern extremity of the fertile ceedingly strong, and it commands all the roads leading from Corinth and Achaea into the Argive plain. The walls of Mycenae are the greatest monument that remains of the Heroic age in Greece; part of them is similar in style and doubtless con-temporary in date with the walls of the neighbouring town Tiryns. There can therefore be little doubt that the two towns were the strongholds of a single race, Tiryns commanding the sea-coast and Mycenae the inner country. Legend tells of the rivalry between the dynasties of the Pelopidae at Mycenae
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