medimnos [Greek μέδιμνος]


In Cyprus, 17ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity, 75.554 liters. In the 20ᵗʰ century, reported at 75.05 liters (about 2.13 U.S. bushels).


In ancient Greece, a unit of dry capacity used for barley, = 48 choinix, about 51.84 liters. opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system

An influential estimate is that of Hultsch, (1882) who suggested 52.53 liters (page 703, see also page 104 and following). Others say 51.84 L in Athens and 71.16-77.88 L in Sparta,

1. Frederick Norman Pryce.
Oxford Classical Dictionary, 1949.


In Sicily and Cyrenica, a unit of land area, the amount that would be somn by a medimnos of wheat.

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