The Greco-Roman schoenus, supposedly based on an Egyptian unit derived from a wound reed measuring rope, may also be given in translation as a "rope". According to Strabo, it varied in length between 30 to 120 stadia (roughly 5 to 20 km) depending on local custom.
- Ronald Edward Zupko (1985). "rope". A Dictionary of English Weights and Measures for the British Isles. DIANE Publishing. p. 356. ISBN 9780871691682.
- Frederick Thomas Elworthy (1875). The Dialect of West Somerset: A Paper Read Before the Philological Society, January 15, 1875. Trübner & co. p. 631.
- John Lawrence (1801). "On Fences, &c.". The New Farmer's Calendar, Or, Monthly Remembrancer. London: C. Whittingham. p. 245..
- See Lawrence for an example of calculating the expense of building a wall in Somerset by the rope.
- Statutes of the Realm, Vol. I, London: G. Eyre & A. Strahan, 1810, p. 204
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