One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or denoting a late Bronze Age civilization in Greece represented by finds at Mycenae and other ancient cities of the Peloponnese.
- ‘It was during this period that Minoan civilization of Crete and the Mycenean civilization of mainland Greece flourished.’
- ‘The study of feasting on the Greek mainland during the Middle and Late Bronze Age provides insights into the nature of Mycenaean society.’
- ‘In contrast to practices associated with Minoan feasts, service and distribution in Mycenaean feasts had a completely different status.’
- ‘In contrast, Mycenaean feasting on the Greek mainland seems to have arisen from elite customs aimed at exclusion.’
- ‘The occurrence of precious metal vessels suited to drinking appears to confirm that Mycenaean convivial habits favored exclusion rather than cohesion.’
An inhabitant of Mycenae or member of the Mycenaean people.
- ‘Feasting scenes appear in the frescoes of Crete and the islands, and the Mycenaeans adapt this tradition for representation in their palaces.’
- ‘The Mycenaeans created the finest bronze weapons.’
- ‘In her analysis we are confronted with the longstanding problem of whether we can use the epics to understand the Mycenaeans, and if so, how.’
- ‘Whoever they were, the earliest inhabitants of mainland Greece (called Mycenaeans after excavations found at Mycenae) developed an advanced culture.’
- ‘Other sources, of course, could have influenced the Mycenaeans, not least Egyptian painting, as has frequently been pointed out.’
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