Stadia

ByBible Blender

Apr 26, 2019

The stadion, also known as stade or stadia, was an ancient Greek unit of length, based on the length of a typical sports stadium of the time. According to Herodotus, one stadion was equal to 600 feet. However, the length of the foot varied in different parts and the length of the stadion has been argued for hundreds of years. Various hypothetical equivalent lengths have been proposed and range from 172-229 yards (157-209 meters) or about an eighth of a mile.