A member of a Hellenic people speaking the Doric dialect of Greek, thought to have entered Greece from the north circa 1100 bc. They settled in the Peloponnese and later colonized Sicily and southern Italy.
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- Herodotus speaks of Ionians, Dorians, Herakleeidai, and Akhaians among the Greeks, that is, with aggregative self-definitions.
- When Herodotus writes about Ionians, Dorians, Herakleeidai, Akhaians he also mentions myths of origins in relation to genealogies of the eponymous ancestors Helen, Doros, Aiolos, Ion, and Akhaios.
- But, around 1100 BCE, the Mycenaeans were invaded by barbarians called Dorians and all their advances disappeared.
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Definition of Dorian in:
- The US English dictionary