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An ancient region of central Greece north of the gulfs of Corinth and Patras. In the fourth century bc it formed the Aetolian League, a military confederation that rivaled Achaea and Macedon before falling under Roman domination in the second century.
Ae·to′li·an adj. & n.
(Placename) a mountainous region forming (with the region of Acarnania) a department of W central Greece, north of the Gulf of Patras: a powerful federal state in the 3rd century bc. Chief city: Missolonghi. Pop (with Acarnania): 219 092 (2001). Area: 5461 sq km (2108 sq miles)
Ae•to•li•a(iˈtoʊ li ə)
a region in W central Greece.
Ae•to′li•an, adj., n.