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Headword: *parasa/gghs
Adler number: pi,427
Translated headword: parasang
Vetting Status: high
A kind of Persian measure [sc. of length], which is 30 stades.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "Cyrus said 'How far away is the army?' And they stated that it was two parasangs".[2]
Greek Original:
*parasa/gghs: ei)=dos me/trou *persikou=, o(/ e)sti l# sta/dia. *cenofw=n: o( de\ *ku=ros, o(po/son, e)/fh, a)/pesti to\ stra/teuma; oi( de\ w(s du/o parasa/ggas ei)=pon.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius pi292 Theodoridis. For stades see under sigma 981. The parasang is thus about four miles. See Wikipedia entry at web address 1.
[2] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 6.3.10. (Quite frequent elsewhere in Xenophon, as in Herodotus before him.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; geography; historiography; mathematics; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 October 2005@06:35:11.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 14 October 2005@20:22:10.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 16 October 2005@10:57:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 3 August 2011@10:58:57.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@05:54:40.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 30 May 2021@23:08:10.


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