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Hi Thinkitover,

It is easy to see from your references of a Roman mile unit what John Michell used to construct them. The lesser value of 4838.4 Ft./Mi. would be what was intended based on 5000 units of the Greek Ft. of Samos, described at 126/125 ratio of the English Ft., reduced by ratio 24/25 to depict the Roman/Greco interconnection values to produce a Roman Ft. unit of 11.61216 ins. The greater unit mentioned would be this one extended by the 176/175 ratio to 11.678512 ins. That would produce a geodetic value of his canonical model of the Earth's Circ. of 24,883.2 English miles equivalent. Although I still regard his canonical model as being valid for some applications, whether or not it was still in use in Roman times is somewhat doubtful. Other values of it being 11.664 ins. and what I regard being more appropriate, that being in ratio to the English Ft. by 35/36 to 11.6666 ins. There existed a cyclic interconnection between the English Ft., the Egyptian and the Roman by use of comma factors that are still standard in musical intervals today. 12 ins. x 63/64 septimal comma for the Egyptian conversion I mentioned before, and further reduced to the Roman version by use of the Comma of Didymos of 80/81 to obtain the 11.6666 ins value. That may have been one route used by some other very astute metrologers who also discovered this value to obtain what I regard as the actual ancient Polar Meridian Circ. of the Earth, but there are many other ways of obtaining it also. As for what you mention in the last portion of your post of how eloquently John could express his ideas, that was his greatest art and asset of all I think.

Best regards,
Stephen

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DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 323 PB Bytes 16-Nov-19 17:55
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Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 288 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 291 PB Bytes 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 331 PB Bytes 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 289 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 274 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 301 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 295 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 285 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 310 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 310 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 278 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 248 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 272 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 255 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 244 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 300 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 212 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 294 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 278 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 311 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 257 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 327 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 320 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 267 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 258 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 337 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 260 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 234 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 283 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
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Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 259 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 221 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
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Re: Found it! 259 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
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Re: Found it! 293 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
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Re: Found it! 248 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
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Re: Found it! 252 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
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Re: Found it! 243 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
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Re: Found it! 247 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
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Re: Found it! 243 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
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Re: Khufu <> Khafre 242 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
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Re: Where is this leading? 270 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:49
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Re: Remen : Meridian 270 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
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Re: Excellent! 315 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 298 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 294 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
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The Earth number 331 hendrik dirker 21-Nov-19 05:48
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Geometry as Metrology? 303 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 22:56
Re: Geometry as Metrology? 268 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 00:04
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Re: Geometry as Metrology? 303 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 01:36
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