Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Elis, a district in the W. of the Peloponnesus, along the coast, having Arcadia on the E. and Messenia on the S. It was watered by the Alpheus, and the capital was called Elis. In it was Olympia, whose games were so important in the Greek world that the dates were regulated by their recurrence, just as some English sportsmen will speak of such and such a thing happening in Hermit's year or in Gladiateur's year. [Olympiad.]