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Achaeans, people of ancient Greece identified by Homer as the Greeks who fought in the Trojan War. Some authorities believe that the Achaeans came to Greece in the 12th century B.C., briefly dominating Mycenae before being driven by the Dorians to a region in the northern Peloponnesus, which came to be known as Achaea. The Achaean cities formed the Achaean League, which opposed the Macedonians and the Romans, in the 4th century B.C. The Romans defeated the league in 146 B.C.

See also: Aeolians; Dorians; Iliad.

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