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archontes (sing. archon)

Archontes were rulers, the general Greek term for all holders of office in a state. The word was frequently used more specifically as the title of a particular office, the highest office of the state. Archontes were found in most states of central Greece, including Athens, and in states dependent on or influenced by Athens..


Tiryns is a Mycenaean archaeological site in in the Peloponnese, which was originally a hill fort, one of the most important centres of the Mycenaean world and the location from which mythical hero Heracles supposedly performed his Twelve Labours.


The erechtheum or erechtheion is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis which was dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon, decorated by statues and features such as the 'Caryatids'.

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