Achaea

Collins
World English Dictionary
Achaea or Achaia (əˈkiːə, əˈkaɪə)
 
n
1.  Modern Greek name: Akhaïa 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
 
Achaia or Achaia
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

achaea

nomos (department) and historic region of Greece on the north coast of the Peloponnese, south of the Gulf of Corinth. In ancient times it was bounded on the west by Elis (modern Ilia), on the south by Mount Erymanthus and Arcadia, and on the east by Sicyon (modern Sikion). The hilly coastal region almost corresponds to the modern nomos of Akhaia, whose administrative capital is Patrai, although the eastern boundary now falls west of Mount Kyllene (Killini Oros). The highway and railway from Athens to Patrai follow the north coast of the Peloponnese.

Learn more about Achaea with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature