Elaea (island)

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Elaea[pronunciation?] or Elaia (Greek: Ελαία) was the ancient name of an island in the Propontis (Sea of Marmara), in Bithynia, mentioned by Pliny (v. 32); but it is not certain which of the several small islands he means. It was one of the Demonisi group.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Elaea". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.