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Professor Goodwin's Lecture.

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Professor Goodwin's lecture last night was on Mycenae and Tiryns. Mycenae was founded by a son of Zeus, and at the time of Agamemnon its glory was at its height. The two Homeric poems contain the best descriptions of Mycenae. The renowned luxury of Menelaus and Helen in Sparta did not vie with the luxury of Mycenae. In some tombs opened at Mycenae by Dr. Schlieman in 1876, were found numerous coins and gold and silver vessels of great value. One tomb containing the body of a man which had become a fossil, contained gold plate and coins which weighed 100 pounds and whose value was $25,000. Dr. Schlieman opened in all 6 tombs and found many valuable relics of gold, silver and bronze. These tombs are all thought to belong to the mythical age before the Dorian invasion of the Peloponnesus. Tiryns like Mycenae was at its height during the heroic age and was the home of many great demagogues. After the Dorian invasion Tiryns and Mycenal were both subjects of Argos. Dr. Schlieman found ruins of large palaces, at Tiryns and Mycenae, which so resemble the ruins of the palace ruins found at Troy that the two towns are now known to be of Trojan origin. The lecture was ended with a series of stereopticon views, showing the walls, tombs, relics, etc., which had been described by Professor Goodwin.

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