(βηματισταί; bēmatistaí, ‘step measurer’). Term for the geodesists in Alexander  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).
Berve 1, 44, 51f.; 2, no. 198, 271, 800.
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Heucke, Clemens (Munich),
Brill’s New Pauly
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Consulted online on 20 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e215250>
First published online: 2006
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