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[ak-er-ney-nee-uh, -neyn-yuh] /ˌæk ərˈneɪ ni ə, -ˈneɪn yə/
a coastal region of the W central part of ancient Greece: now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania in modern Greece.
Modern Greek Akarnanía.
Related forms
Acarnanian, adjective, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The name of Troy has been heard, perchance, even in Acarnania?


    Gilbert Murray
  • However, the hope of recovering Acarnania principally moved them.

  • The regency confided to M. Lepidus, 201, who hands over the administration to Aristomenes of Acarnania.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • Acarnania marks the line of country, which formed the ordinary route from Thessaly to Peloponnesus.

  • While affairs at Ambracia were in this state, the Ætolians had returned from ravaging Acarnania, to Stratus.

  • At first this army, after ravaging the lands of Attica with fire and sword, retired to Acarnania with booty of all kinds.

  • These decrees were passed at Leucas, the capital of Acarnania, the place where all the states usually met in council.

  • In many respects the most interesting journey which I have made in Greece was my last one through Acarnania and tolia.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • The grand mountains of Acarnania to the south challenged especially to a nearer view.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson
  • Among many walled cities of Acarnania the three most important are Limna, Stratos, and niad.

    Vacation days in Greece Rufus B. Richardson

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