The only narrator will be the Water.
The entire history of Vélia is characterised by the presence of this element. Water is the recurring element and therefore the only possible omniscient witness to each century and the various urban changes. The Water may have listened to the series of characters that were here in Vélia in different eras and can talk about it.
The Source of knowledge: the voyage of the Phocaean people begins
Destination: Hyele the source. The fortunes of the Phocaeans while at sea
Rain in Elea: the city seen from the eyes of a Phocaean
Little philosophers grow up in Elea: the Classical Age
A more stable city: Parmenides and the Good Laws
Death hovers over Elea: Zeno against the tyrant
Water has feelings too: the end of the Classical Era
Allies and ‘negotiatores’: the Hellenistic golden age
Water for the lower city: the Vallone del Frittolo
The wind is about to change: the Roman Velia municipium
Healing waters: doctors and illness in Roman Velia
Public and private water: a fundamental element in Imperial construction