Around the headland are the ruins of ancient Asini, with the remains of an acropolis, Mycenean
tombs and Roman baths.
the home of the Mycenean
civilization, with the citadel of Agamemnon and an unusual structure called the Beehive Tomb.
10) About a century and a half after the completion of the later of the grave circles, which dates roughly to 1450 BCE, the wealthy resident warrior aristocracy directed their energies towards erecting a massive, defensive circuit wall around the Mycenean
acropolis and building a palace, together with various subsidiary buildings, therein.
So it is entirely appropriate that after Velisarios has won the absurd race riding a bull that plods its way to the finish in a straight line, he should, like a figure from a Mycenean
wall-painting, literally take his steed by the horns and wrestle it to the ground.
when the Mycenean
Greeks invaded and colonized the island.
After the "dark age" following the collapse of the Mycenean
culture, early on in the eighth century B.
Because its architectural layers represent different cultures, Mediterranean archaeology speaks a hybrid language, so that "you wonder whether this mauled assembly of stone is Frankish or Mycenean
, Byzantine or Saracen" (RMV 141).
Many of them were fantastic in the original sense: great granite sculptures of winged death, or sphinxes; rococo castles, dramatically distressed temples, graceful Mycenean
vases, dancing virgins, soaring raptors.
In the fourteenth to twelfth centuries BC, first the Minoan, and later the Mycenean
, culture inhabited what was subsequently seen as the cradle of European civilisation.
Scholars were so successful at defining Myceneans
as Aryan ancestors of the Greeks and downplaying Egyptian or Assyrian influences on Greek art that even art historians without an ax to grind against "Semites" thought it necessary to distinguish Oriental contributions to Greek art from the pure Greek component, tracing to Mycenean
art the creative, dynamic impulses in Greek art that brought an element of change to static Oriental art.
Thus, although Achilles won battle after battle during the first nine years of fighting in the Trojan war, the Mycenean
king Agamemnon remained in command of the Greek forces.
and only conjecturally Greek), through Minoan and Mycenean
representations of music, to Homer.