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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 750 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STADIUM, the Latin form of this Greek name for a standard of length, a stade— loo bpryveat (about 6 ft., or 1 fathom) = 6 a?dOpa (loo Gr. about 'or Eng. ft.), equivalent to about 6o6 Eng. ft.; as being about one-eighth of the Roman mile, it is often translated by " furlong." The course for the foot-race at Olympia (q.v.) was exactly a stade in length, and hence the name was given to the Greek foot-race and to the amphitheatre in which the races took place (see GAMES, CLASSICAL).
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