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In Greek mythology and history, Achaeus is the name of several individuals. Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ...

  • The founder of Achaean race. He was a son of Xuthus and Creusa. He fled Thessaly, after the accidental murder of a man, to Peloponnesus. His sons and the inhabitants of the area were called after him. He later returned to Thessaly.
  • A king of Lydia who was hanged by his subjects for extortion, according to Ovid.
  • Achaeus, a tragic poet of Eretria who wrote forty-five tragedies, some of whose titles are preserved (e.g. Adrastus, Linus, Cycnus, Eumenides, Philoctetes, Pirithous, Theseus, Œdipus, etc.). Only one of these won the prize in competition. He lived some time after Sophocles.
  • Achaeus of Syracuse was another tragic poet who wrote ten or fourteen tragedies.
  • Achaeus, a relative of Antiochus III the Great who was appointed governor of all the king's provinces beyond Taurus. He aspired to be king and fought with Antiochus for three years. He was at last betrayed by a Cretan. His limbs were cut off, and his body, sewed in the skin of an ass, was exposed on a gibbet (213 BC).
  • The son of Seleucus Nicator and the brother of Antiochus Soter. He had two sons, Andromachus, the father of the other Achaius, and Laodice, the wife of Seleucus Callinicus.

Other use: The Achaeans (also Akhaians, Greek Αχαιοι) is the collective name given to the Greek forces in Homers Iliad. ... In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Hellen and Orseis and founder (through his sons) of the Achaean and Ionian nations. ... In Greek mythology, four people had the name Creusa. ... Thessaly (Θεσσαλια; modern Greek Thessalía) is one of the 13 peripheries of Greece, and is further sub-divided into 4 prefectures. ... Peloponnesos (Greek: Πελοπόννησος, sometime Latinized as Peloponnesus or Anglicized as The Peloponnese) is a large peninsula in Greece, forming the part of the country south of the Isthmus of Corinth. ... Lydia was an ancient kingdom of Asia Minor, known to Homer as Mæonia. ... Engraved frontispiece of George Sandyss 1632 London edition of Publius Ovidus Naso, (Sulmona, March 20, 43 BC â€“ Tomis, now Constanta AD 17) Roman poet known to the English-speaking world as Ovid, wrote on topics of love, abandoned women, and mythological transformations. ... Achaeus of Eretria (b. ... This is an article about the Greek city of Eretria. ... A Roman bust of Sophocles. ... Achaeus of Syracuse (in Greek Aχαιος; lived 4th century BC) was an ancient Greek tragedian native of Syracuse. ... Achaeus (in Greek Aχαιος; died 214 BC), son of Andromachus, whose sister Laodice married Seleucus Callinicus, the father of Antiochus the Great. ... Silver coin of Antiochus III. The reverse shows Apollo seated on an omphalos. ... The Taurus Mountains or simply the Taurus, (Turkish Toros, also known as Ala-Dagh or Bulghar-Dagh) are a mountain range, forming the rugged southeastern rim of the Anatolian plateau, from which the Euphrates River descends into Syria. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC - 210s BC - 200s BC 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC Years: 218 BC 217 BC 216 BC 215 BC 214 BC - 213 BC - 212 BC 211 BC... Silver coin of Seleucus. ... Silver coin of Antiochus I. The reverse shows Apollo seated on an omphalos. ... Andromachus (in Greek AνδρoμαχoÏ‚; lived 3rd century BC) was son of Achaius and a grandson of Seleucus Nicator, the founder of the Seleucid Empire. ... Achaeus (in Greek Aχαιος; died 214 BC), son of Andromachus, whose sister Laodice married Seleucus Callinicus, the father of Antiochus the Great. ... Laodice (in Greek Λαοδικη; lived in the 3rd century BC), wife of Seleucus Callinicus, was, according to the express statement of Polybius 1, a sister of Andromachus, the father of Achaeus. ... Coin of Seleucus II. Reverse shows Apollo leaning on a tripod. ...

  • In the U.S. Gameboy Advance game, "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones", Princess Tana's pegasus is named Achaeus.

--This article incorporates some material from the public domain 1848 edition of Lempriere's Dictionary. Pegasus on roof of Poznań Opera House In Greek mythology, Pegasus (Pegasos) was a winged horse that was the foal of Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and the Gorgon Medusa. ...


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Achaeus (general) at AllExperts (356 words)
Achaeus (in Greek Aχαιος; died 213 BC), was a general and later a separatist ruler of part of the Greek Seleucid kingdom.
Achaeus himself married Laodice, the daughter of Mithridates II, king of Pontus.
Achaeus recovered for the Syrian empire all the districts which Attalus had gained; but having been falsely accused by Hermeias, the minister of Antiochus, of intending to revolt, he did so in self-defence, assumed the title of king, and ruled over the whole of Asia on this side of the Taurus.
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