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The above definition is mistaken. What the author is talking about is not an "archaic victory," but a Pyrrhic victory.
Tony Soprano would probably refer to a Pyrrhic victory as an archaic victory.
by palaeologos January 17, 2008
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A victory won at too great a cost.
A war won by a particular side, but in too great a cost: crippled economy, depleated population, ruined land. ETC.

"The country suffered an archaic victory."
by Nicholas William November 06, 2006
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