- an ancient district in S Greece, on the Gulf of Corinth.
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In 1333 it was annexed to Achaea, in 1336 to Servia, and in 1394 to Venice.
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.Adventures among Books
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
The district for administrative purposes forms part of the nome of Elis and Achaea (see Greece).
- 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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