the name originally of a narrow strip of territory in Greece, on the north-west of the Peloponnesus. Subsequently it was applied by the Romans to the whole Peloponnesus, now called the Morea, and the south of Greece. It was then one of the two provinces (Macedonia being the other) into which they divided the country when it fell under their dominion. It is in this latter enlarged meaning that the name is always used in the New Testament (Acts 18:12, 27; 19:21; Rom. 15: 26; 16:5, etc.). It was at the time when Luke wrote the Acts of the Apostles under the proconsular form of government; hence the appropriate title given to Gallio as the “deputy,” i.e., proconsul, of Achaia (Acts 18:12).
In achaia cases occurred in which a single city was allowed to deal separately with foreign powers.
American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History John Fiske
And to the west by south of Corinth is the land of achaia, near the Mediterranean.
The Discovery of Muscovy Richard Hakluyt
It was divided into two provinces, Macedonia and achaia, both belonging to the jurisdiction of the Senate and the people.
A Smaller History of Rome William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
He was at last crucified at Patræ, in achaia, and some say it was on an olive tree.
Curiosities of Christian History Croake James
He was king over Argolis, Corinth, achaia, and many islands.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
For, at that rate, there were one thousand two hundred in achaia.
History of Rome, Vol III Titus Livius
An other Gentleman of achaia asked hir what he shoulde doe to a woman, whom he suspected that she had falsified hir fayth.
The Palace of Pleasure William Painter
Thessalonica in Macedonia and Corinth in achaia are other examples of the kind.
The Last Reformation F. G. [Frederick George] Smith
achaia with Elis now forms a nomarchy of the kingdom of Greece.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various
The empire of Mykn, the democracy of Athens, the league of achaia, are all things of the past.
The Chief Periods of European History Edward A. Freeman
achaichus (1 Cor. 16:17), one of the members of the church of Corinth who, with Fortunatus and Stephanas, visited Paul while he was at Ephesus, for the purpose of consulting him on the affairs of the church. These three probably were the bearers of the letter from Corinth to the apostle to which he alludes […]
inability of a circular muscle, especially of the esophagus or rectum, to relax, resulting in widening of the structure above the muscular constriction. noun (pathol) failure of the cardiac sphincter of the oesophagus to relax, resulting in difficulty in swallowing achalasia ach·a·la·sia (āk’ə-lā’zhə) n. The failure of a ring of muscle fibers, such as a […]
a member of the tribe of Judah who, with his family, was stoned to death for stealing forbidden spoils. Josh. 7:19–26. Historical Examples The ruling race in the two former was Achan, and therefore Hellic. Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone It is Achan’s ingots buried under […]
noun (Hinduism) a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide Historical Examples Whenever he established a proposition, the acharya used immediately to refute it. Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja Then the acharya broke his fast with those two, to his heart’s content. Chaitanya’s Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja In the morning the acharya […]
(in the Aeneid) the faithful companion and friend of Aeneas. a faithful friend or companion. Historical Examples But in the meanwhile Mnestheus and Achates and Iulus led Æneas to the camp, leaning on his spear. The Children’s Hour, Volume 3 (of 10) Various Achates, hasting on his message, bent his way towards the ships. The […]