acharnians, the defined in 1939 yearacharnians, the - Acharnians, the;
acharnians, the - Comedy by Aristophanes. Performed 425 b.c. during the Peloponnesian war, its object was to support the peace party. It takes its name from the chorus of charcoal-burners from the village of Acharnae, who favour the continuance of the war. Dicaeopolis, an Athenian citizen, in spite of their opposition, concludes a separate peace with the Lacedaemonians.
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