STADIUM

, an ancient Greek long measure, containing 125 geometrical paces, or 625 Roman feet; corresponding to our furlong.

Eight Stadia make a geometrical or Roman mile; and 20, according to Dacier, a French league: but according to others, 800 Stadia make 41 2/3 leagues.

Guilletiere observes, that the Stadium was only 600 Athenian feet, which amount to 625 Roman, or 566 French, or 604 English feet: so that the Stadium should have been only 113 geometrical paces. It must be observed however, that the Stadium was different at different times and places.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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