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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26) The third chapter contends that a Hellenic identity in general was nonexistent, despite the existence of the four principal subdivisions of Hellenic ethnic groups, namely, the Akhaians, Ionians, Aeolians, and Dorians, as early as the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.
And watching Helen as she climbed the stair in undertones they said to one another: "We cannot rage at her, it is no wonder that Trojans and Akhaians under arms should for so long have borne the pains of war for one like this.