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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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Archaeology, History
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The stadium (Gk., stadion), a thoroughly Greek institution, was a unit of measure, 600 ancient feet in length (between 177 ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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949 words

Sports ground, usually uncovered, enclosed by seating or terraces for spectators. The Greek term stadion was probably introduced in the ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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1,769 words
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The word stadion was likely introduced into the Greek language in the sixth century bce, and by the fifth ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Archaeology, History
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109 words

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An ancient Greek open‐air running track and sports ground, providing for spectators by raised earth banks. The stadium was

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Richard Allan Tomlinson

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
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Classical studies, History
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321 words

running track, about 200 m. long (the term also signifies a comparable unit of linear measurement i.e. a ‘stade’; see ...

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