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  • noun Plural form of Acarnanian.


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  • When, however, the top of the pass was reached, there stood the hoplites of the Acarnanians drawn up in battle line, and supported by the mass of their light infantry.

    Hellenica 2007

  • The Acarnanians and Amphilochians, after the Athenians and Demosthenes had left them, granted a truce to the Ambraciots and Peloponnesians who had fled to Salynthius and the Agraeans; they were thus enabled to return home from Oeniadae, whither they had removed from the country of Salynthius.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 2007

  • As night drew on, the Acarnanians retired; sentinels were posted, and the troops slept in peace.

    Hellenica 2007

  • B.C. 389 – 388.346 On the expiration of winter, and in fulfilment of his promise to the Achaeans, Agesilaus called out the ban once more with early spring to invade the Acarnanians.

    Hellenica 2007

  • The ephors and the assembly concluded that there was no alternative but to assist the Achaeans in their campaign against the Acarnanians.

    Hellenica 2007

  • If the heavy infantry or cavalry made sallies from the main line they did no harm to their assailants, for the Acarnanians had only to retire and they had quickly gained their strongholds.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Those of the Acarnanians who had crept down the mountain side at that instant in the midst of their sharpshooting turned and fled, and as they climbed the steep, man after man was slain.

    Hellenica 2007

  • In occupation of this mountain barrier the Acarnanians, from the vantage-ground above, poured down a continuous pelt of stones and other missiles, or, creeping down to the fringes, dogged and annoyed them so much that the army was no longer able to proceed.

    Hellenica 2007

  • Acarnanians kept plying them with javelins and bullets, and, coming into close proximity, wounded man after man.

    Hellenica 2007

  • The Acarnanians, owing to the snail-like progress of the enemy, were lulled into a sense of security.

    Hellenica 2007


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