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Achaea

(əkē`ə), region of ancient Greece, in the northern part of the Peloponnesus on the Gulf of Corinth. It lay between Sicyon and Elis. There the Achaeans supposedly remained when driven from other parts of Greece by the Dorian invasion. The small Achaean cities eventually banded together in the First Achaean LeagueAchaean League
, confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the 5th cent. B.C. and lasted through the 4th cent. B.C. Its purpose was mutual protection against pirates.
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, but exerted little influence. Later, however, the Second Achaean League became an important factor. After the downfall of the league, the name Achaea, or Achaia, was given to a Roman province in the Peloponnesus.

Achaea

, Achaia
1. a department of Greece, in the N Peloponnese. Capital: Patras. Pop.: 318 928 (2001). Area: 3209 sq. km (1239 sq. miles)
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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During the First Peloponnesian War, the Athenians had set up at Nisaea, Pegae, Achaea, and Naupactus bases that would have enabled them to expand toward the west.
Will enters a plea for more serious consideration of the shipping amphoras as `footprints' of other imports and exports and points out the presence of Italian containers for oil in Athens even before the creation of the province of Achaea.
He admitted some into the small towns of the Cilicians in Anatolia, and others he planted in the city of the Solians, also in Anatolia; to the majority he granted land in the ancient Greek province of Achaea to call their own and cultivate.
But Odysseus far away has lost his return to the land of Achaea, and is lost himself.
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How shameful of you, the high and mighty commander, To lead the sons of Achaea into bloody slaughter