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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient region of central Greece north of the gulfs of Corinth and Patras. In the fourth century BC it formed the Aetolian League, a military confederation that rivaled Achaea and Macedon before falling under Roman domination in the second century.

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  • proper noun 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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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

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

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • 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.

    Hellenica

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Hellenica

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

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • 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

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