Achaean League

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Achaean League

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(Historical Terms) a confederation of Achaean cities formed in the early third century bc, which became a political and military force in Greece, directed particularly against Macedonian domination of the Peloponnesus
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I shall content myself with barely observing here, that of all the confederacies of antiquity, which history has handed down to us, the Lycian and Achaean leagues, as far as there remain vestiges of them, appear to have been most free from the fetters of that mistaken principle, and were accordingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers.
The Achaean league received its first birth from Achaeus, and its second from Aratus.