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Achaean   /ətʃˈiən/   Listen
Achaean

noun
1.
A member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.  Synonym: Achaian.
2.
The ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea.  Synonym: Arcado-Cyprians.






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"Achaean" Quotes from Famous Books



... a Boeotian, who was also his guest-friend, to join him with as many men as he could procure, stating that he intended to make war on the Pisidians, as they molested his territories. He also desired Sophaenetus of Stymphalus,[14] and Socrates, an Achaean, both of them his guest-friends, to come to him, and bring as many men as possible, pretending that he was going to war with Tissaphernes on behalf of the Milesian exiles; and ...
— The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis • Xenophon

... existed. They are only concepts, exceedingly confused cloudy and changing concepts, in the minds of thousands of diverse worshippers and non-worshippers. They change every time they are thought of, as a word changes every time it is pronounced. Even in the height of the Achaean wars the concept of any one god would be mixed up with traditions and associations drawn from the surrounding populations and their gods; and by the time they come down to us in Homer and our other early literature, they have passed through ...
— Five Stages of Greek Religion • Gilbert Murray

... historic period. The chief cities of Hellas are Mycenae, Tiryns, and Orchomenos. Crete, although its chiefs, Idomeneus and Meriones, are only of secondary rank among the heroes of the Iliad, is obviously one of the most important of Grecian lands. It sends eighty ships to the Achaean fleet at Troy, it is described both in the Iliad and the Odyssey as being very populous (a hundred cities, Iliad II.; ninety cities, Odyssey XIX.), and to its capital, Knossos, alone among Greek cities does Homer apply the epithet 'great.' All which offers a striking contrast ...
— The Sea-Kings of Crete • James Baikie



Words linked to "Achaean" :   people, Arcado-Cyprians, citizenry, Hellene, Greek, Achaea



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