ACARNANIA

ACARNANIA
quae antea Curetis appellata fuit, testibus Pausaniâ et Pliniô l. 4. c. 1. regiuncula et pars Epiri est, mersa medio sinu Ambracio. Plin. l. 2. c. 90. In hâc est oppid. Leucas. Mar. Niger scribit, hodie hanc Despotato vulgo dici. Hanc autem regionem Achelous amnis ab Aetoliâ dividit, vel (ut Solinus) Pindus mons, qui Acheloum parit. Steph. Incolae Acarnanes, quos annum sex mensibus computare solitos, scribit Macrobius Saturn. l. 1. c. 12. Mollitiei, et lasciviae apud veteres notati leguntur, apud Lucianum in Meretriciis; unde proverbium, porcellus Acarnantus, in lascivos. In Acarnaniâ autem, ut in Epiro, gignuntur equi, corpore et viribus maximi, eximiique pretii, hinc aliud manavit proverbium, Ἀκαρνικοὶ ἵπποι, de re quâpiam insigni. Clades Laconum in Acarnania acceptas, describit Thuc. l. 2. Est et civitas non procul a Syracusis (Cicer. in Pison. c. 40.) in quâ Olympii Iovis antiquissimum fanum fuit, quae a Gotthis exusta est. Item, regiuncula Aegypti, Serv. in l. 5. Aen.
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Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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