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  1. Achaea or Achaia, sometimes transliterated from Greek as Akhaïa, is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of West Greece and is situated in the northwestern part of the Peloponnese peninsula. The capital is Patras. Since 2001, the population has exceeded 300,000.
    • also known as Achaia, Nomos Achaias, Nomos Akhaias, Achaḯa, Akhaia, Akhaḯa, Nomós Achaḯas, Nomós Akhaḯas
    • country: Greece
    • capital: Patras
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  2. Achaea or Achaia, sometimes transliterated from Greek as Akhaïa, was a province of the Roman Empire, consisting of the Peloponnese, eastern Central Greece, and parts of Thessaly. In the north, it bordered on the provinces of Epirus vetus and Macedonia. The region was annexed by the Roman Republic in 146 BC following the sack of Corinth by the Roman general Lucius Mummius, who was awarded the cognomen "Achaicus".
    • also known as 亚该亚
    • founded in 0145 B.C. (2160 years ago)
    • part of Greece
  3. Achaea or Achaia was the northernmost region of the Peloponnese, occupying the coastal strip north of Arcadia. Its approximate boundaries were to the south the mountain range of Erymanthus, to the south-east the range of Cyllene, to the east Sicyon, and to the west the Larissos river. Apart from the plain around Dyme, to the west, Achaea was generally a mountainous region.

There are other places with in their name, like West Achaea.


  1. Achaea is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.
  2. Achaea is an organization in fiction.
  3. Achaea is an ancient Greek region most famous from Homer's Iliad and a military combatant in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe.

Phrases with Achaea

  1. Achaea Ino
  2. Achaea Dmoe
  3. Achaea Echo
  4. Achaea Ezea
  5. Achaea Orea
  6. Achaea Boris
  7. Achaea Demta
  8. Achaea Durfa
  9. Achaea Faber
  10. Achaea Lenzi
  11. Achaea Leona
  12. Achaea Locra
  13. Achaea Mania
  14. Achaea Obvia
  15. Achaea Serva
  16. Achaea Busira
  17. Achaea Canuta
  18. Achaea Ficita
  19. Achaea Finita
  20. Genus Achaea

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Google previewThe Works of Patrick Branwell Brontë (2015)

by Victor A. Neufeldt

Achaea is a district on the northern coast of the Peleponnesus, but in Homer and for the Romans, it referred to Greece generally as Branwell uses it here. 8 One of the chief Persian instigators of the expedition against Greece. 9 An inhabitant ...

Google previewA Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey (2003)

by Clyde E. Fant, Mitchell G. Reddish

Corinth became a member of the Achaean League (Achaea refers to southern Greece), and for half a century the city ...

Google previewA Companion to Archaic Greece (2012)

by Kurt A. Raaflaub, Hans van Wees

Even among such uncertainties Achaea is a particularly difficult problem since the concept of Achaean identity probably developed before the archaic period, but the region is not a natural geographical unity and how political communities ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology (1998)

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Achaea. 1. Greek An area in ancient (and modern) Greece of the north Peloponnesos, on the southern border of the Gulf of Corinth. The Achaeans were the dominant society during the Mycenaean period and, according to Homer, took part in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

Achaea was settled from the palaeolithic period. During the late bronze age, numerous graves plus settlements (e.g. Aegira and Katarraktis) and the fortification of Teichos Dymaion indicate ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Castor scmilooper: Achaea Janata Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). It is a serious of castor in all parts of India and Pakistan and has also been reported from Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The larvae feed on foliage whereas adult moths of this ...

Google previewEncyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge, ed. by E. Smedley, Hugh J. Rose and Henry J. Rose. [With] Plates (1845)

by Edward Smedley

ofAuJris- Hitherto, however, Achaea and the rest of Greece *'"* still enjoyed a nominal independence, notwithstanding the real supremacy of the Roman power . But within little more than twenty years from the overthrow of Perseus, even these ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

LIENHARD'S ACHAEA Achaea lienardi (Boisduval) [Lepidoptera: Nocutuidae]. Endemic to tropical Africa and adventive to Costa Rica. A pest of numerous fruits and vegetables. LIENIG, FRIEDERIKE (–1858) (Reichenbach 1846, Allg. dt.

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

Achaea. See ACHAIA. Achaemenidsuhkee'muhnuhd. Dynasticname(from a7thcent. kingnamed Achaemenes)applied tothe rulers of the Persian Empire. See PERSIA III.C. Achaia uhkay'uh ('A G938). Also Achaea. A Roman province that ...

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Noctuid Moth (Achaea serva)

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4A1E1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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