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Ĕlĕa , ae, f., = Ἐλέα,
I.a city of Lucania, the birth-place of Parmenides and Zeno, the founders of the Eleatic philosophy, in Lat. also called Velia, Cic. N. D. 3, 33, 82.— Hence, Zeno Elĕātes , of Elea, Cic. Tusc. 2, 22, 52; and: Elĕātĭci philosophi, Eleatic, id. Ac. 2, 42, 129.
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