Achaeans

[Homer] The Achaeans (z; Ἀχαιοί Akhaioí) constitute one of the collective names for the Greeks in Homer`s Iliad (used 598 times) and Odyssey. The other common names are Danaans (z; Δαναοί Danaoi; used 138 times in the Iliad) and Argives (z; Ἀργεῖοι Argeioi; used 182 times in the Iliad) while Panhellenes (Πανέλλ...
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Achaeans

Achaeans, people of ancient Greece, of unknown origin. In Homer, the Achaeans are specifically a Greek-speaking people of S Thessaly. Historically, they seem to have appeared in the Peloponnesus during the 14th and 13th cent. B.C., and c.1250 B.C. they became the ruling class. There is no sharp line...
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Achaeans

The Achaeans were one of the four races into which the ancient Greeks were divided. In early times they inhabited a part of Northern Greece and of the Peloponnesus. They are represented by Homer as a brave and warlike people, and so distinguished were they that he usually calls the Greeks in general Achaeans. Latterly they were settled in the distr...
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