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an ancient district in S Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth.
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How to use Achaea in a sentence
The district for administrative purposes forms part of the nome of Elis and Achaea (see Greece).
In 1333 it was annexed to Achaea, in 1336 to Servia, and in 1394 to Venice.
All the princes of Achaea competed for her hand, having first taken an oath to avenge whomsoever she might choose for her husband.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
At Teuthea in Achaea she was worshipped as the goddess of the woodland pasture, and at Cnidus as the nurturer of the hyacinth.The Sacred Tree|J. H. Philpot
Augustus made it the capital of Achaea; Hadrian enriched it with public works.
British Dictionary definitions for Achaea
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a department of Greece, in the N Peloponnese. Capital: Patras. Pop: 318 928 (2001). Area: 3209 sq km (1239 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Akhaïa
a province of ancient Greece, in the N Peloponnese on the Gulf of Corinth: enlarged as a Roman province in 27 bc
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