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[559] Ἄργος: the city, not the country. See on 1.30.

τειχιόεσσαν: as of Gortyna v. 646; well walled, lit. rich in walls (cf. “τειχίον π” 165), since Tiryns was famous for its walls,— the best known and oldest example of the so-called Cyclopean architecture. These walls are thought to have been 50 or 60 feet in hight, and in places are 20 or 25 feet thick. In the time of Antoninus Pius, they were declared to be as great a wonder as the Aegyptian pyramids. Excavations were conducted there by Dr. Schliemann in 1884-85, laying bare the plan of an extensive and elaborate structure.

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