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Aetolia

(ētōl`yə), region of ancient Greece, N of the Gulf of Corinth and the Gulf of Calydon, E of the Achelous River (separating it from Acarnania). Little is known of the early population of Aetolia, but later Aetolians, though they had coastal cities, were primarily an inland farming and pastoral people. They had famous shrines at Calydon (to Artemis) and at Thermum (to Apollo).

Aetolia

 

an ancient region in central Greece that was inhabited by Aetolian tribes. Aetolia was one of the most backward regions of the country, as it was surrounded and dissected by mountains and was also distant from the main cultural centers. It rose to political importance around the middle of the third century B.C., however, when the Aetolian League expanded beyond the boundaries of Aetolia; the federation included a number of poléis in northern and central Greece and the Peloponnesus. Aetolia was conquered by Rome in 189 B.C.

Aetolia

a mountainous region forming (with the region of Acarnania) a department of W central Greece, north of the Gulf of Patras: a powerful federal state in the 3rd century bc. Chief city: Missolonghi. Pop. (with Acarnania): 219 092 (2001). Area: 5461 sq. km (2108 sq. miles)
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1) argues that the troops of a neighbouring state of the Achaean federation, the Aetolian, were accustomed to plundering.
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In times of crisis they would recite apocryphal admonitions of the Orthodox Saint Cosmas the Aetolian, who, legend has it, passed through the village on his way to martyrdom in the eighteenth century.
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Two cities stand out in multiple references: Carthage, homeland of most of the principal cast (Carthaginienses is the first word of the plot explication at line 58), and Calydon, chief city of the Aetolian League, dramatic setting for this play and adopted city of the Carthaginian's nephew and daughters.
To constitute corpora, establish bibliographies, classify, attribute: such were the probable tasks of Alexander the Aetolian who took responsibility for the writings of the tragedians, of Lycophron, who was in charge of texts of the comedies, and Zenodotus, described by the Suda as the `first corrector of Homer'.
and he seemed to surpass by head and shoulders the Ithacan and the Aetolian chief: with a sheen so awful does the sudden blaze of arms and martial fire dazzle the palace-hall.
Also printed by Cerasano and Wynne-Davies is a translation of a speech by the chorus of Aetolian women in Seneca's Hercules Oetoeus (Hercules of Mount Oeta) attributed in Bodleian MS e Museo 55 to Elizabeth Tudor.
1) In commemoration of their alleged heroics they reorganized the annual Amphictionic festival of thanksgiving into an Aetolian penteteric festival in 246/5.
In much the same way, the Aetolian expedition of the following year is similar to but shorter than Xenophon's version (Hell.
Blum's reason for assuming that the library was already organized in some way is a good one: Zenodotus and his contemporaries Lycophron and Alexander the Aetolian undertook extensive textual investigations in producing critical editions of the major works of Greek poetry.
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