a confederation of 12 towns in the Peloponnesus, formed especially against the influence of the Macedonians.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • Aratus of Sicyon — Aratus (271 BC 213 BC) was a statesman of the ancient Greek city state of Sicyon in the 3rd century BC. He deposed the Sicyon tyrant Nicocles in 251 BC. Aratus was an advocate of Greek unity and brought Sicyon into the Achaean League, which he… …   Wikipedia

  • ANTIGONUS GONATAS —    king of Macedonia, grandson of the preceding; twice deprived of his kingdom, but recovered it; attempted to prevent the formation of the Achæan League (275 240 B.C.) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ARA`TUS —    native of Sicyon, in Greece, promoter of the Achæan League, in which he was thwarted by Philip of Macedon, was poisoned, it is said, by his order (271 213 B.C.); also a Greek poet, author of two didactic poems, born in Cilicia, quoted by St… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • SICYON —    a celebrated city of ancient Greece, was situated near the Corinthian Gulf, 7 m. NW. of Corinth; was an important centre of Grecian art, especially of bronze sculptures and painting; in the time of Aratus (251 B.C.) figured as one of the chief …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • demiurge — 1670s, from Latinized form of Gk. demiourgos, lit. public or skilled worker (from demos common people + ergos work ). The title of a magistrate in some Peloponnesian city states and the Achæan League; taken in Platonic philosophy as a name for… …   Etymology dictionary

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