Achaean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Achaean of or relating to Achaea or its ancient Greek people
    • n Achaean the ancient Greek inhabitants of Achaea
    • n Achaean a member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Achaean See Achean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Achaean . See Achean.
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Usage

In literature:

The Acarnanians and the Achaeans of Agium, Patrae, and Dymae were very expert in the use of the sling.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
This day he took counsel with King Agamemnon his brother, and with Odysseus, wisest of the Achaeans, and told them all.
"The Ruinous Face" by Maurice Hewlett
Agias the Arcadian and Socrates the Achaean were also put to death.
"The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis" by Xenophon
Against him the waving-haired Achaeans were directing their bows, and taking aim, were going to hurl with shafts and with stones.
"The Iliad of Homer (1873)" by Homer
He shall drive his conquering chariot to the Capitoline height triumphant over Corinth, glorious in Achaean slaughter.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Some of the Ionians and Achaeans, driven away from their homes by the Pelopidae, went on board their many vessels, and sailed away.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
The Achaean League was the first that was truly a federal republic in organization, each city being an equal member of the confederacy.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Yea, thrust amidst Achaean lords, his very self he knew; The Eastland hosts he saw, and arms of Memnon black of hue.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
Zeus is the Achaean Sky-god.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
Achaean newspapers of all shades condemn the recent action of Poseidon in attempting to raise a storm.
"The Casual Ward academic and other oddments" by A. D. Godley
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In poetry:

To an alien land, like a phalanx of cranes –
Foam of the gods on the heads of kings –
Where do you sail? What would the things
of Troy, be to you, Achaeans, without Helen?
"Insomnia. Homer. Taut canvas." by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam