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Bematistai
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(βηματισταί; bēmatistaí, ‘step measurer’). Term for the geodesists in Alexander [4] the Great's army. Their tasks: calculating travel times and distances as well as the collection of regional data for the official journal (Str. 15,2,8). Bematistai known by name are  Baiton, Diognetus and Philonides (FGrH 119-121).

Bibliography

Berve 1, 44, 51f.; 2, no. 198, 271, 800.

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Heucke, Clemens (Munich), “Bematistai”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e215250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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