- an ancient Greek city in SW Italy, on the coast of Lucania.
Also called Ve·li·a [vee-lee-uh] /ˈvi li ə/.
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Examples from the Web for elea
Zeno of Velia or Elea in Lucania was the founder of dialectic.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
Zeno of Elea, maintained the doctrine of Absolute Identity, 309.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
He should rather have said—'scoles of Elea and of the Academie.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
It is, however, doubtful whether Xenophanes ever went to Elea.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy
W. T. Stace
Logic has the serpent in her hand below a veil, and at her feet Zeno of Elea, who is reading.
- (in ancient Italy) a Greek colony on the Tyrrhenian coast of Lucana
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