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Gramme
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(γραμμή; grammḗ). A component of the start and finish line in the Greek stadium ( balbís ), which indicated the start and finish marking. It usually consisted of two parallel lines carved into stone and sunk into the ground. Examples are preserved, e.g., in Olympia, Delphi, Epidaurus and Priene.

Bibliography

W. Zschietzschmann, Wettkampf- und Übungsstätten in Griechenland I. Das Stadion, 1960, 35-39

O. Broneer, Isthmia II, 1973, 137-142

P. Roos, Wiederverwendete Startblöcke vom Stadion in Ephesos, in: JÖAI 52, 1979/80, 109-113.

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Gramme”, 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 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e427290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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