from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient region of central Greece north of the Gulfs of Corinth and Calydon (Patras). Aetolia was briefly significant in Greek history after the formation in 290 B.C. of the Aetolian League, a military confederation that was defeated by the Achaeans later in the third century.

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  • proper n. A mountainous region of Greece on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, forming the eastern part of the modern prefecture of Aetolia-Acarnania.


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  • Aegialeus, shalt take thy father's place and in thy youth command the host, and with thee Tydeus 'son marching from Aetolia, - him whom his father named Diomedes.

    The Suppliants

  • Oeneus reigned in Aetolia, and because he did not sacrifice to

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hesiod said that they were sons of Aloeus, — called so after him, — and of Iphimedea, but in reality sons of Poseidon and Iphimedea, and that Alus a city of Aetolia was founded by their father.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • With this retort he withdrew overland through Aetolia, and by roads, moreover, which no army, small or great, could possibly have traversed without the consent of the inhabitants.


  • Aetolia, and having further incorporated the Calydonians as citizens,337 were under the necessity of garrisoning their new possession.


  • Peloponnesus, retired into the country of Aeolis, which is now called by the names of the towns Calydon and Pleuron, and to other places in the neighbourhood; also to Proschium in Aetolia.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • This good service of his enabled him to return to Athens with less apprehension after his misfortune in Aetolia.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Early the next morning he proceeded on his march into Aetolia.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • They also despatched a messenger to Demosthenes, who had led the Athenian expedition into Aetolia, asking him to be their commander, and sent for twenty Athenian ships which were just then cruising about the Peloponnese under the command of Aristoteles the son of Timocrates, and Hierophon the son of Antimnestus.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Athenian, who after his misfortune in Aetolia was still in the neighbourhood of Naupactus, having previous intelligence, and fearing for the town, went and persuaded the Acarnanians, much against their will -- for they had not forgotten his withdrawal from

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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