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    Mycenae

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    Mycenae Problems with format ?Mycenae in southern Greece is one of the oldest cities in the world, the center of rich myth, culture, and history.? For centuries, legends abounded about the wealth, fame, and power of this city, particularly concerning its involvement in the Trojan War.? Yet, just 200 years ago, people wondered whether the ancient city of Mycenae even existed.? However, archaeological work in the past two centuries has confirmed the existence and greatness of this ancient civilization

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    The Shaft Graves of Mycenae

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    Shaft Graves of Mycenae have been used by many to establish a framework of the social organisation of Mycenaean culture. The Mycenaean world was a culture which developed in the late Bronze Age in the Helladic mainland and in Crete; the most striking elements of this are the pottery style and lavish burial practices. The Shaft Graves found are chambered tombs approached by vertical shafts found in Bronze Age Mycenaean Greece and normally lined with stone and topped with beams. At Mycenae, there are

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    Athena In Greek Religion

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    heavily fortified Mycenaean citadels and cult centers, whose imagery appears closely to how the Greeks identified the armor-clad Athena. For instance, in a golden ring found in Mycenae and a similar Mycenaean fresco show a deity figure armed with Athena's traditional weapons of a spear, and shield; with these images from Mycenae perhaps other symbolism can be found which can link back to the

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    Schliemann was a German businessman and an amateur archeologist who had a fascination with the work of the ancient Greek poet Homer (2). His belief that the work of Homer was more than a legend would one day lead him to discover the city of Troy and the Mycenae burial circles containing several golden masks. He believed one mask in particular belonged to King Agamemnon, the hero in Homer’s epic poem the Iliad who lead the Greeks into the city of Troy (5). Yet inconsistencies in the mask compared to others

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    Heinrich Schliemann

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    uncovered from beyond the walls of the city. Schliemann had collected the pieces from 1871 to 1873 in order to produce a single find large enough to earn him the respect of fellow archaeologists, and also permission from the British to excavate at Mycenae (Calder 33). Twenty years of research led the Traill to the belief that, "the question is no longer whether but rather t... ... middle of paper ... ...tp://www.astro.virginia.edu/~eww6n/bios/Schliemann/> "Homeric Questions Part III - Archaeology-

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    businessman, made a fortune, which was enough for him to retire; then, in 1871, he started to follow his dream and worked on Troy. Heinrich Schliemann work is very important and added a significant value to the history of art. His discoveries in Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns made him a pioneer in archeology. One of the most important Schliemann’s works was his discovery for Troy. Schliemann started excavation in Hissarlik, which is the modern name of Troy, before archeology became a developed professional field

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    Mycenaean Fortifications

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    the entire city or site. The citadels seem to have housed central administration and housing for an elite class of citizens. They were built on hills, presumably as another layer of fortification. I will examine the sites of Gla, Midea, Tiryns, and Mycenae to look for similarities and differences in the design and architecture of their fortifications, as well as, arguments about the purpose of the fortifications at these sites. I will also explore how some sites were hindered or helped defensively and

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    Deceitful Clytemnestra of Euripides' Electra

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    Deceitful Clytemnestra of Euripides' Electra Agamemnon returns from Troy, a victorious general, bringing home spoils, riches and fame. He is murdered on the same day as he returns. Clytemnestra, his adulterous wife, has laid in wait for her husband's homecoming and kills him whilst he is being bathed after his long journey. During the Agamemnon, large proportions of the Queen's words are justifications for her action, which is very much concerned with the sacrifice of Iphigenia to the gods,

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    Knossos and Mycenae As the name suggests the Bronze Age is a period of human culture, in which civilizations heavily used copper and bronze for various aspects of life and trading. The beginning of the Bronze Age is estimated to date before 3000 BCE in parts of Med. Europe, Middle East and China. Knossos and Mycenae are both archeological sites, and date back to the Bronze Age. Knossos was the capital of the ancient Minoan civilization; located on the island of Crete. Mycenae was a massive fortified

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    Revenge and Violence in Cassandra

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    Revenge and Violence in Cassandra In "Mycenae Lookout," Seamus Heaney tells the story of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and Cassandra after the Trojan war. "Cassandra" is the second part of "Mycenae Lookout" and chronicles Cassandra, Apollo's ill-fated prophetess, who is captured by Agamemnon at the war's end and brought back to Mycenae as a slave. The fates of Cassandra and the House of Atreus collide with Agamemnon's return to Mycenae, where his wife Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus plot

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