mille passus, milia passuum

An ancient Roman unit of distance, literally, “a thousand passus,” where the passus is a unit conceptually equal to a pace of two steps. link to table showing relationships between the longer Roman units of length Somewhere between 1471 and 1485 meters.

Y. Janvier.
Les problèmes de métrologies dans l'étude de la cartographie antique.
Latomus, vol 52, pages 3-22 (1993).

Omert J. Schrier.
Hannibal, the Rhone and the “Island”: Some philological and metrological issues.
Mnemosyne, vol. 59, no. 4, pages 501- 524 (October 2006).

See section 1.3.4.

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