Definition of Mycenaean

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants. "Mycenaean bronzes"

Partainyms: Mycenae
Derivative terms: Mycenae

Definition of Mycenaean

1. Adjective. Of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Mycenaean civilization, the early Greek civilization that spread its influence from Mycenae to many parts of the Mediterranean region and Central Europe from about 2800 to 1100 (B.C.E.), divided into three periods: Early Helladic (c. 2800–2000 B.C.E), Middle Helladic (c. 2000–1500 B.C.E), and Late Helladic (c. 1500–1100 B.C.E) ¹

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the Ancient Greek dialect written in the Linear B syllabary. ¹

4. Noun. A native or inhabitant of Mycenae. ¹

5. Proper noun. Mycenaean Greek ¹

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Literary usage of Mycenaean

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Mycenaean art continues, here and there, in a debased form down to the gth century, ... But Greek art as a whole cannot be evolved from Mycenaean art. ..."

2. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"Mycenaean art is shown by various- remains to have moved westwards and northwards, ... So far as the Mycenaean objects themselves testify, they point to a ..."

3. The Sanctuary of Athena Nike in Athens: Architectural Stages and Chronology by Ira S. Mark (1993)
"The partial dismantling of the Classical bastion in 1936 and 1937 left its Mycenaean predecessor fully exposed on the south and along most of the west. ..."

4. A Grammar of Greek Art by Percy Gardner (1905)
"(1) Mycenaean and pre-Mycenaean. — The prehistoric record of Greece and Asia Minor has of late ... —This is the ware which succeeds the Mycenaean in Greece. ..."

5. Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos by British School at Athens, Thomas Dinham Atkinson (1904)
"It stands in somewhat the same relation to this earlier style as archaic Greek pottery of the ' Orientalizing ' type to genuine Mycenaean pottery, ..."

6. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias (1898)
"Potsherds of the older Mycenaean sort, painted with broad spirals, ... But all the Mycenaean pottery found in Cyprus appears to have been imported, ..."

7. A History of Architecture by Russell Sturgis, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (1906)
"Jt is quite agreed among historians that the Mycenaean epoch was followed by a period of much lower artistic and industrial civilization; and it is thought ..."

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