Doric Ális, Elean Wális, probably ‘valley’, cf. Mycenaean e-nwa-ri-jo (= *en-walios), ethnicon Ἠλεῖοι (αλεῖοι ‘valley dwellers’), the north-western coastal region of the Peloponnese. E. is defined as the lower Peneius valley (later also Κοίλη Ἦλις; Koílē Êlis, ‘Hollow Elis’), the largest (1160 km2) and most fertile part of the region. Not least becau…
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