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Achaean League

( Әkē'Әn ), confederation of cities on the Gulf of Corinth. The First Achaean League, about which little is known, was formed presumably before the

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Achelous (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, Achelous was a river god. He was the son of Oceanus and Tethys and the eldest of 3,000 brothers. His union with one of the Muses

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Achilles (Greek mythology)

According to Homer's Iliad , Achilles was the Greeks' best fighter in the Trojan War, famed for his strength and courage. The story of Achilles is

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Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

Of all Greek acropoleis, the Athenian Acropolis (lit., "high city" or "city on the heights") was culturally and historically (if not geologically) the

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Acts of the Apostles

book of the New Testament. It is the only 1st-century account of the expansion of Christianity in its earliest period. It was written in Greek

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Aegean Sea

(Gr. Aigaion Pelagos, Turkish Ege Denizi, ) arm of the Mediterranean Sea, c.400 mi (640 km) long and 200 mi (320 km) wide, off SE Europe between

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Aeneid

Latin narrative poem or epic by Virgil in 12 books, composed in the traditional Homeric metre of hexameters. Written during the last ten years of the

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Aesir

The gods; also the main group of gods, as opposed to the vanir. The medieval Icelandic word æsir is a plural; the singular is áss , and a derived

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Aesop

Aesop is an ancient folkloric figure associated with the genre of "Aesop's fables." Approximately six hundred fables have survived in ancient Greek

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Agamemnon (Greek mythology)

The legendary leader of the Greek forces during the Trojan War, Agamemnon was one of the principal characters of the epic conflict. The story of his