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View from Mycenae across the Argive Plain toward the ancient site of Argos. Photo: Joel Skidmore.

Argos (AR-gaws). A kingdom of the Heroic Age. A modern Greek town still bears the name. Argos was the mythological home of King Acrisius, who was warned by an oracle that he would die by the hand of his own grandson. And in due course, Perseus accidentally struck his grandfather with a discus during an athletic contest and fulfilled the prophesy.