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  1. an ancient district in S Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth.
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Historical Examples of achaea

  • In 1333 it was annexed to Achaea, in 1336 to Servia, and in 1394 to Venice.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8


  • 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

  • All the princes of Achaea competed for her hand, having first taken an oath to avenge whomsoever she might choose for her husband.

  • Howbeit not yet was it ordained for the heroes to set foot on Achaea, until they had toiled even in the furthest bounds of Libya.

    The Argonautica

    Apollonius Rhodius

  • The district for administrative purposes forms part of the nome of Elis and Achaea (see Greece).

British Dictionary definitions for achaea


Achaia (əˈkaɪə)

  1. 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
  2. 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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