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[569] Μυκήνας: The residence <*>f Agamemnon whose realm lay in Nor<*> ern Peloponnesus (the latter Achaea), extending to Elis. Above the gate of the citadel remains the sculptured representation of two lions, prob. the earliest extant specimen of Greek sculpture on Greek soil. Near the citadel are great subterranean structures, of which the finest and largest is the so-called ‘treasure house of Atreus.’ Mycene (the sing. form also is used, see § 19 j) is called by Homer “εὐρυάγυια, Δ” 52, and “πολύχρυσος Η”, 180. The latter epith. was shown to be justified by the discoveries in the excavations by Dr. Schliemann in 1876-77.

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