Roman mile


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Roman mile

n
(Units) a unit of length used in ancient Rome, equivalent to about 1620 yards or 1481 metres

Ro′man mile′


n.
a unit of length used by the ancient Romans, equivalent to about 1620 yards (1480 m).
[1770–80]
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Noun1.Roman mile - an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
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Within the courtyard of the centre is stonework that formed the corner of a Roman mile.
A Roman mile was a bit shorter than ours at 5,000ft (1,524 metres).
Though the ancient Roman mile was not the same as either of these, the English word mile comes from the Latin name for the Roman mile.
Mileage measurements would presumably have been taken from a point within Aptera's town zone to the next significant point or town zone, and rounded up or down to the nearest Roman mile.