Roman mile

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Roman mile ‎(plural Roman miles)

  1. an ancient Roman unit of itinerant distance of 1,000 paces (mille passus, hence also "mile" from Latin mille, "1,000"). Indirectly standardized to 5,000 Roman feet by Agrippa in 29 BC. In modern times Agrippa's Imperial Roman mile was empirically estimated to have been around 1,481 meters long (1,620 yards, 4,860 English feet).

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