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 (ə-kē′ə) also A·cha·ia (ə-kī′ə, -kā′-)
An ancient region of southern Greece occupying the northern part of the Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Corinth. The cities of the region banded together in the early third century bc to form the Achaean League, which defeated Sparta but was eventually beaten by the Romans, who annexed Achaea in 146 bc and later gave the name to a province that included all of Greece south of Thessaly.


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1. (Placename) a department of Greece, in the N Peloponnese. Capital: Patras. Pop: 318 928 (2001). Area: 3209 sq km (1239 sq miles). Modern Greek name: Akhaïa
2. (Placename) a province of ancient Greece, in the N Peloponnese on the Gulf of Corinth: enlarged as a Roman province in 27 bc


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an ancient district in S Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth.
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Noun1.Achaea - a region of ancient Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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Hesiod says that she was seduced by Hippostratus the son of Amarynces and that her father Hipponous sent her from Olenus in Achaea to Oeneus because he was far away from Hellas, bidding him kill her.
Ulysses and I were in the house, inside, and heard all that he said to you; for we came to the fair house of Peleus while beating up recruits throughout all Achaea, and when we got there we found Menoetius and yourself, and Achilles with you.
Similarly, Shanker and Dhyani reported Pachycoris klugii, Agonosoma trilineatum, Scutellaria baicalensis, Pempelia morosalis, Stomphastis thraustica, Achaea janata and Oxycetonia versicolor are the major insect pests of jatropha and Stegodyphus sp.
Juss against semilooper Achaea Janata Linn, infesting castor in the field.
Contract notice: "completion of the motorway patra - tower, section 6 lower achaea - sagaiika (ch 12 + 900 to ch 23 + 060)".
According to legend, the Christian apostle and martyr Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, was crucified on an X-shaped cross at Patras (Patrae), in Achaea.
The new colony was populated by Romans and quickly began to regain its former prominence among the cities of the region, firmly under Roman control By the time of Claudius in 44 CE, Corinth had become the capital city of the province of Achaea, and during Claudius's reign Paul arrived in the city, nearly a hundred years after its refounding as a Roman colony (Engels 14-19; J.
Corinth was very much under Roman control as, from 44, the administrative centre of the province of Achaea.
A total of 13 different insect pests which were categorized as major (Ancylis sativa, Euproctis fraterna and Adoretus pallens), minor (Scirtothrips dorsalis, Amrasca biguttula biguttula, Myllocerus discolor, Achaea janata, Agrotis biconica and Aphis gossypii) and occasional (Oxycareous hyalinipennis, Dichromorpha viridis, Tarucus balkanicus and Orgyia postica) based on overall population of two years.
5 the race Hippodameia's suitors had to run against Oenomaus is from Olympia to Corinth (a distance of over 180 kilometers) from west to east along a line that would separate the whole of Achaea, most of Elis and parts of Arcadia and Corinth from the rest of the Peloponnesus.
Here too lies a neglected clue to the increasing aggressiveness shown towards Macedonia, Carthage and Achaea, in the middle years of the second century, interpreted by H.
They gained control of Achaea on the opposite side of the gulf, thus potentially acquiring the ability to bottle up Corinth in the gulf.