The Greeks, who adopted it from the Egyptians, considered the schoinos ("rope", plural schoenii) equal to 40 stades. But neither the schoinos nor the stadion had an absolute value, and there were several regional variants of each. Strabo (XV,I,II) noted that it also varied with terrain, and that when he "ascended the hills, the measures of these schoeni were not everywhere uniform, so that the same number sometimes designated a greater, sometimes a less actual extent of road, a variation which dates from the earliest time and exists in our days."
What is a genus in Cypereae: phylogeny, character homology assessment and generic circumscription in Cypereae.(Report)
Mar 01, 2009; Introduction Taxa included in tribe Cypereae are annual or perennial herbs that vary in stature from minute to 5 m tall. Leaves...