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a Pleiades place resource

Creators: I.E.M. Edlund Berry, A.M. Small
Contributors: DARMC, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 19, 2020 05:28 PM History
The ancient city of Elea / Velia was said to have been founded by Phocaean Greeks in the sixth century B.C. and then became an ally of Rome in the third century B.C.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Bellias (750 BC - AD 300)
  • Ἐλέα (Elea: Ancient Greek, 750 BC - AD 300)
  • Ὑέλη (Hyele: Ancient Greek, 550 BC - 330 BC)
  • Velia (Latin, 750 BC - AD 300)


Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 46 B1 Velia/Elea

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Castellamare di Velia

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I.E.M. Edlund Berry, A.M. Small, DARMC, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Jeffrey Becker, and Tom Elliott, 'Velia/Elea: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 09 August 2020]

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