- an ancient district in W Greece, now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania.
Modern Greek Aitolía.
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Presently the ambassadors of Rhodes and Chios returned from Aetolia.
A mission was sent from Aetolia to persuade the Lacedaemonians to join.
Aeneus, King of Aetolia, had a daughter whose name was Deianira.Good Stories For Great Holidays
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Both of them offered to come, with their whole force, into Aetolia.History of Rome, Vol III
Aetolia gave to the heroic age the names of Meleager and Diomed, but subsequently fell into complete obscurity.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
- 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)
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