Pes (unit)

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A pes (plural: pedes) is an ancient Roman unit of length that roughly corresponds to a foot; in terms of modern reference, the Roman foot measured 0.97 feet (296 mm).[1] There are twelve uncia in one pes. There are 2.5 pedes in one gradus.

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  1. ^ Heinrich Glarean The Intellectual World of a Sixteenth-Century Musical Humanist. Chapter 8, Cambridge University Press, 2013.