Achaeans (Homer)  

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The Achaeans (Template:Lang-grc, Akhaioí) constitute one of the collective names for the Greeks in Homer's Iliad (used 598 times) and Odyssey. The other names are the Danaans (Template:Lang, Danaoi used 138 times in the Iliad), Argives (Template:Lang used 182 times in the Iliad) while Hellenes (Template:Lang, Hellenes) was used only once. In the historical period, the Achaeans were the inhabitants of the region of Achaea, a region in the north central part of the Peloponnese. The city states of this region later formed a confederation known as the Achaean League which was influential during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.

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