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Alea is a village and a former community in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Argos-Mykines, of which it is a municipal unit. In 2001 its population was 146 for the village and 793 for the community. The seat of the community was Skoteini. Alea is situated in the mountainous northwestern part of Argolis, 5 km southeast of Kandila, 12 km northwest of Lyrkeia, 14 km northeast of Levidi and 27 km north of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 66 passes near Skoteini.
Who is Alea?
Alea: According to the Etymologiae by Isidore of Seville, Alea was a Greek soldier of the Trojan War who invented the dicing game Tabula. French sociologist Roger Caillois uses the term "alea" to designate those games which rely on luck rather than skill in Man, Play and Games. While Caillois notes the term is the Roman word for games of chance, Robert C. Bell suggests that the Roman game Tabula, a precursor to modern backgammon, became more commonly known as "alea" "towards the end of the sixth century". However, games historian Harold Murray asserts the shift in nomenclature was in the other direction and the game "alea" was later referred to as "tabula".
Alea is a musical group.
- album: "Alea"
Alea is a record label.
Alea is a fictional character from the 2011 drama film One Kine Day.
"Alea" is a musical album of Alea.
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"Alea" is a video game.
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Diary of a Tour in America (1889)
by Michael Bernard Buckley
Father M'Alea is an old gentleman — a fine old fellow with long grey ...
by Ray Laurence, David J. Newsome
Alea is a term that has no direct connection with games of skill and strategy, but refers specifically to games of chance such as tali, tesserae, or par-impar.37 Purcell inserts 'all three of the common board-game patterns' under the definition of ...
by Yacine Laalaoui, Nizar Bouguila
based Alea simulator.6 Alea is an advanced job scheduling simulator which allows to perform realistic simulations of the considered job scheduling scenarios.
Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) ALEA is a nonprofit educational, individual membership organization, founded in 1968 to support and encourage the use of aircraft in law enforcement. There are over 3500 members from the ...
by Rodney P. Carlisle
Alea is a category of games that invokes an element of chance and therefore seemingly negates the skill and practice of agôn. Roulette, lottery, and the game of Dice all involve an expectant attitude, even a sense of abandonment to destiny , ...
by Larry E. Sullivan
ALEA publishes a bimonthly professional journal, AirBeat, for its members. The journal is primarily helicopteroriented, as are most of the training offerings, although members worldwide represent pilots and operators of both helicopters and ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
ALEA, in antiquity, denotes in general all kinds of games of chance; but, in a more restricted sense, was used for a particular ...
by Joseph Bosworth
alea, ludus alea vel latrunculorum ; tebla alea, vel latrunculis ludere : Lat. mid. tablista, tab- listee a gambler ; tablissarc to gamble, to play at hazard ...
American and Global Perspectives by David Scott Clark
The American Law and Economics Association (ALEA) was formed in 1991. Its purposes are to encourage research and scholarship in law and economics, to conduct conferences for the presentation and discussion of papers on law and ...
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Scrabble value of A1L1E1A1
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