Schoinos

Schoinos

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 7,397 meters.
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that resembles an Egyptian system of measurement (the schoinos), but
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
later, to their chagrin, that the Spartans discover that the schoinos
schoinos to refer not only to the Egyptian measuring cord (1.66.2,
schoinos's actual length is difficult to resolve, (24) but if we
schoinos. Each term, he explains, corresponds to the amount of land
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