“ἀργεννῇσι κτλ”.: cf. v. 419, “ἀπὸ δὲ λιπαρὴν ἔρριψε καλύπτρην Χ 406, ά̀ντα παρειάων” (cheeks) “σχομένη λιπαρὰ κρήδεμνα” (veil) Od. 1.334. In accordance with oriental custom, women and maidens were veiled when they went on the streets or came into the presence of men who were not immediate relations.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.