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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

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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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The Aioliki Kilindrias SA, Kallisti Energeiaki SA, and Aoliki Aderes SA wind parks, and Hydroelectriki Achaias SA hydroelectric power plant, have an aggregate capacity of 63.6 MW, and could generate enough energy to power approximately 34,000 homes.
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He focuses on the Greek mainland--the Roman provinces of Achaia and Macedonia--but also considers the islands of the Aegean.
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He was manipulated by Pope Boniface VIII into a marriage with Isabelle de Villehardouin, the titular heiress to the crusader Principality of Achaia in the northern Peloponnesos.
the other grave offering in Glasinatz included numerous kraters and bowls similar to those [unearthed] in the Philistine layers of Ashkelon." (10) Bronze Age burials at Dendra and Achaia in Greece have been unearthed containing the remains of Mycenaean warriors wearing bronze greaves and bronze armor in general that, in the words of Emily Vermeule, the great scholar of pre-Classical Greece, "agree with formulas in Homeric poetry." (11) Similar greaves were unearthed at Enkomi on Cyprus, dating from the same era, as well as at somewhat later sites on Sardinia.