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Definition of the noun Achaeus

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Achaeus is a genus of Inachidae, described by Leach in 1817.

Achaeus is a genus of Bradypodidae, described by Erman in 1835.

Achaeus is a subgenus of Inachus.


  1. Achaeus was a general and later a separatist ruler of part of the Greek Seleucid kingdom. He was the son of Andromachus, whose sister Laodice II married Seleucus Callinicus, the father of Antiochus III the Great. Achaeus himself married Laodice of Pontus, one of the daughters to Laodice and Mithridates II of Pontus. He accompanied Seleucus Ceraunus, the son of Callinicus, in his expedition across mount Taurus against Attalus I, and after the assassination of Seleucus revenged his death; and though he might easily have assumed the royal power, he remained faithful to the family of Seleucus.
    • also known as 阿凱夫斯
    • child of Andromachus
    • died in 0212 B.C. (2228 years ago)
  2. Achaeus was a Greek Macedonian nobleman and was the second son born to King and founder of the Seleucid Empire Seleucus I Nicator and Persian noblewoman Apama I. Achaeus was of Greek and Persian descent. He had three siblings: one brother the Seleucid King Antiochus I Soter and two sisters: Apama and Laodice. Achaeus is sometimes called Achaeus the Elder, to distinguish him from his grandson the Seleucid General, Achaeus.

There are other people with in their name, like Achaeus of Syracuse.


Achaeus was, according to nearly all traditions, a son of Xuthus and Creusa, and consequently a brother of Ion and grandson of Hellen. The Achaeans regarded him as the author of their race, and derived from him their own name as well as that of Achaia, which was formerly called Aegialus. When his uncle Aeolus in Thessaly, whence he himself had come to Peloponnesus, died, he went there and made himself master of Phthiotis, which now also received from him the name of Achaia. Servius alone calls Achaeus a son of Jupiter and Pithia, which is probably miswritten for Phthia, compare the account of Clement.

Phrases with Achaeus

  1. Achaeus Dubia
  2. Achaeus Brevis
  3. Achaeus Cursor
  4. Achaeus Lorina
  5. Achaeus Monodi
  6. Achaeus Pugnax
  7. Achaeus affinis
  8. Achaeus Buderes
  9. Achaeus Cadelli
  10. Achaeus Calypso
  11. Achaeus Foresti
  12. Achaeus Indicus
  13. Achaeus Powelli
  14. Achaeus Serenei
  15. Achaeus Varians
  16. Achaeus Anauchen
  17. Achaeus Barnardi
  18. Achaeus cranchii
  19. Achaeus Gordonae
  20. genus Achaeus

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Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

Achaeans see ACHAEUS. Achaeus Ancestor of the Achaeans, and brother of ION, the ancestor of the Ionians. They were the sons of the Thessalian XUTHUS and Creusa, daughter of King Erechtheus of Athens. At the time of Xuthus' death, ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ACHAEUS, the son of Andromachus, whose fifter was the wife of Seleucus Ceraunus, was offered the crown of Syria, as successor to Seleucus ...

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons; ... a New Ed. by Alex. Chalmers (1812)

by Alexander Chalmers

ACHAEUS, a Greek poet, a native of Eretria, the son of Pythodorus, flourished, according to Saxius, between the 74th and 82d olympiad, or between 484 and 449 before the Christian aera, and consequently was the contemporary of Æschylus ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4A1E1U1S1

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