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Headword: *di/aulos
Adler number: delta,806
Translated headword: double-stretch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a place two stades in length. Or a measure of 200 cubits.[1]
A 'double-stretch' [is] also the long circuit.
"[Justinian's headless body seemed] to make these veritable double-stretches."[2]
Greek Original:
*di/aulos: o( dista/dios to/pos. h)\ me/tron ph/xewn s1#. *di/aulos kai\ h( makra\ peri/odos. tou/tous dh\ tou\s makrou\s diau/lous poiei=sqai.
See also delta 807.
[1] There seems to be an error (of transmission?) here: the second distance is only approx. a quarter of the first.
[2] A close approximation (the verb should be active poiei=n, not poiei=sqai) of Procopius, Secret History 12.21.
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; historiography; imagery; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 January 2004@21:03:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 22 January 2004@03:54:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 July 2012@10:24:06.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2012@10:24:48.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 30 October 2015@07:55:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 July 2016@21:44:17.


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