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[1] Ligurian city in the valley of the upper Chero

(Βελεία, Βελία/Bel(e)ía; Οὐελεία/Oueleía). Ligurian city (but in Regio VIII) in the valley of the upper Chero (tributary of the Po), c. 30 km to the south of Placentia; modern Velleia. Possibly an Augustean colonia, tribus Galeria (Plin. HN 3,47; ILS 1079, l. 8: res publica Velleiat[ium]; ILS 5560: municipes); according to the archaeological finds evidently destroyed in the 4th/5th cent. AD …

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Salomone Gaggero, Eleonora (Genoa), Muggia, Anna (Pavia) and Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Velia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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