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Region of central western Greece (area 2) north
of the entrance of the gulf of Calydon along the shores
of the Ionian Sea.
Acarnania owed its name to Acarnan, a son of Alcmæon (the leader of the expedition of the Epigones against Thebes) and grandson of Amphiaraus (a king of Argos and a member of the expedition of the seven against Thebes), who was said to have first settled the region (see the entry on Argos for more on this story).