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an ancient district in W Greece, now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania.
Historical Examples

Both of them offered to come, with their whole force, into Aetolia.
History of Rome, Vol III Titus Livius

Aetolia gave to the heroic age the names of Meleager and Diomed, but subsequently fell into complete obscurity.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The old Countess-palatine of Aetolia was descended directly from a certain knight who treated his hostlers like princes.
Walter Pieterse Multatuli

Acarnania and Aetolia; attempts to cultivate it elsewhere have generally proved unsuccessful.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4 Various

Aeneus, King of Aetolia, had a daughter whose name was Deianira.
Good Stories For Great Holidays Frances Jenkins Olcott

The political constitution of Aetolia, in the time referred to, is unknown.
Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Hereupon Acilius interrupted them by saying, “Is this really the case, men of Aetolia?”
The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) Polybius

Either then he has been transferred from Aetolia, the home of his ancestors; or he is a late addition, due to Ionic poets.
The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick

Aetolia, however, was filled with mutual suspicions and violent factions.
The Histories of Polybius, Vol. II (of 2) Polybius

An occurrence which accidentally happened to him lessened the number of his enemies on the side of Aetolia.
History of Rome, Vol III Titus Livius

a mountainous region forming (with the region of Acarnania) a department of W central Greece, north of the Gulf of Patras: a powerful federal state in the 3rd century bc. Chief city: Missolonghi. Pop (with Acarnania): 219 092 (2001). Area: 5461 sq km (2108 sq miles)


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