Achaean
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Abstract

Achaean was a Doric dialect spoken in Achaea and its colonies in Magna Graecia. In the Hellenistic period the Achaean League used a Koina with a Doric base.

1. Historical Background

Achaea extended along the northernmost part of the Peloponnese from Sicyon in the East to Elis in the West. To the South a high mountain range separated it from Arcadia. The region rema…

Cite this page
Julián Méndez Dosuna, “Achaean”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 19 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000014>
First published online: 2013



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