bema [Greek, βῆμα ]

In classical times, a unit of distance, in concept the length of a step, = 40 daktyloi. link to a chart showing relationships between ancient Greek units of length. In Doric Greek, it is spelled bema in Greek characters. The second letter is an alpha..

Size of the bema
Attic 74.0 cm
Olympic 80.0 cm
Pergamene 82.5 cm
Aeginetan 83.3 cm

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