Mycenaean vs Megaron - What's the difference?

mycenaean | megaron |

As nouns the difference between mycenaean and megaron

is that mycenaean is a native or inhabitant of mycenae while megaron is (architecture|historical) the rectangular great hall in a mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars.

As an adjective mycenaean

is of or relating to ancient mycenae or its inhabitants.

As a proper noun mycenaean

is mycenaean greek.



(Mycenaean language)

Alternative forms

* * Mycenean


  • Of or relating to ancient Mycenae or its inhabitants.
  • Of or relating to 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 , 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)
  • Of or relating to the Ancient Greek dialect written in the Linear B syllabary.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A native or inhabitant of Mycenae.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • Mycenaean Greek
  • See also

    * (gmy)



  • (architecture, historical) The rectangular great hall in a Mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars.
  • * 1980 , (editor), Machteld J. Mellink, VII. Archaic Wall Paintings from Gordion'', ''From Athens to Gordion: The Papers of a Memorial Symposium for Rodney S. Young , page 91,
  • The megara' faced north (“notebook north” equals true northeast) in the first court behind the archaic East Gate, similar in layout to their predecessors '''Megara''' 1 and 2 in the pre-Kimmerian East Court. ' Megaron C had gone through a period of use and a complete reconstruction before the Painted House was built.
  • * 1985 , G. R. H. Wright, Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine , page 141,
  • The megaron is a hall building with an open-fronted porch, but this porch is not just any laterally confined space.
  • * 2011 , H. Gönül, Main topics and discussions on ancient Greek Architecture on West Anatolia'', C. A. Brebbia, L. Binda (editors), ''Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII , WIT Press, page 64,
  • Probably he points out that the east room, used as oikos, is wider and shorter than the classical narrow and long megaron' form. Although this house is interpreted as two '''megarons''' side by side, Akurgal [4] also states that the east wall of the space XIV is added later to the building, which means that the east part is not a ' megaron , but a rectangular room at the first construction phase.