Achaeans

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Achaeans

A Greek people whom Homer identifies as the besiegers of Troy. Their capital was Mycenae.
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as by your own grief, when some armed Akhaian / takes you in tears, your free life stripped away" (156).
Meanwhile the more sophisticated audience on Ithaka has already graduated to songs dealing with the returns of the Akhaian heroes from the war.
He calls for a poetry that "glorifies" (93) "that greatest of all social classes, the middle class, [which] needs more than an apology: it needs a sense of its own splendor, a mission, an ideal of itself as heroic in its own way as the one Homer provided for his Akhaian aristocrats with flowing hair" (91).