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Achaian   Listen
noun
Achaian, Achaean  n.  A native of Achaia; a Greek.






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"Achaian" Quotes from Famous Books



... the modern world, at whose trumpet blast the dark towers of ignorance, superstition and deceit have vanished into thin air, as the baseless fabric of a dream. Not that the jeering phantoms have flown! They still beset, in varied form, the path of each generation; but the Achaian Childe Roland gave to man self-confidence, and taught him the lesson that nature's mysteries, to be solved, must be challenged. On a portal of one of the temples of Isis in Egypt was carved: "I am whatever hath been, is, or ever will ...
— The Evolution of Modern Medicine • William Osler

... of E'lis, north of Messenia and west of Arcadia, and embracing the western slopes of the Achaian and Arcadian mountains—makes up the complement of the ancient Peloponnesian states. Though hilly and mountainous, like Messenia, it had many valleys and hill-sides of great fertility. The river Alphe'us, which the poets have made the most celebrated of the rivers of Greece, ...
— Mosaics of Grecian History • Marcius Willson and Robert Pierpont Willson



Words linked to "Achaian" :   Hellene, Achaean



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