Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Mycenae - Death of Agamemnon; Peloponnese

Mycenae, Greece

The palace ruin at Mycenae - a town connected to the some of thegreatest myths and historical references and cultural works in Greece. See www.in2greece.com/english/places/historical/mainland/mycenae.

Sometimes ruins can look alike when we get home, but to my best recollection this is the baths area on the Peloponnese peninsula where the Queen Clytemnestra is to have murdered her husband, Agamemnon. Agamamnon was the brother of King Menelaus, whose wife, Helen, went with/was abducted by Paris, the son of King Priam of Troy. The Trojan war commenced. For the summary of the story of that, read "The Virtual Iliad" - go to www.velocity.net/%7Ejutman/virtiliad.; or Homer's original Iliad,the tale of Troy, available at your local library.

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