- seaport in S Italy, on the Bay of Naples
- former kingdom occupying the S half of Italy
- inlet of the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the S coast of Italy: c. 10 mi (16 km) wide
- also Na·po·li A city of south-central Italy on the Bay of Naples, an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by Greeks c. 600 BC, Naples was conquered by the Romans in the fourth century BC. It became an independent duchy (eighth century AD) and capital of the kingdom of Naples (1282-1861). It is a major seaport and a commercial, cultural, and tourist center.x
- A city of southern Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Isolated to the east by the Everglades, it is a popular resort.x
- He lectured at Padua, Naples, Rome and Pisa, and won so high a reputation that he was deputed by Leo X.
- Of Naples marked his recognition of Vico's merits by appointing him historiographer-royal, with a yearly stipend of t oo ducats.
- Owing to the historical past of Naples, and its social and economic condition at the end of the 17th century, the only study that really flourished there was that of law; and this soon penetrated from the courts to the university, and was raised to the level of a science.
- Vico founded no school, and though during his lifetime and for a while after his death he had many admirers both in Naples and the northern cities, his fame and name were soon obscured, especially as the Kantian system dominated the world of thought.
- He sought refuge in Naples, but soon he left that city and spent over two years in an Italian mountain monastery.