Schoinos

Schoinos

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 7,397 meters.
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a knotted rope that the Greeks referred to as a schoinos or schoinion,
Herodotus equates the schoinos with a measuring line in Book 1 of
equal to thirty stades, the schoinos, as I have said, to sixty"
25) Herodotus's frequent use of the schoinos measurement
statement concerning the relative values of the schoinos in Book 2
Egyptian schoinos, but also to every linear system of measurement that
on in first introducing both the schoinos ("One schoinos, which is
space, its resemblance to the Egyptian schoinos betrays Darius's
2001, 20), the schoinos was an official standard of measurement designed