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[1269] περόνας (called πόρπαι by Eur. Phoen. 62), brooches with long pins which could serve as small daggers: one fastened Iocasta's ἱμάτιον on her left shoulder, and another her Doric χιτών on the right shoulder, which the ἱμάτιον did not cover. The Doric χιτών was sleeveless, and usually made with a slit at each shoulder, requiring the use of brooches. (Cp. Guhl and Koner, Life of the Greeks and Romans, p. 162 Eng. tr.) In “The Harvard Greek Play” (1882), plate 11. p. 26 represents Iocasta with the ἱμάτιον thus worn. Cp. Hdt. 5.87, where the Athenian women surround the sole survivor of the expedition to Aegina, κεντεύσας τῇσι περόνῃσι τῶν ἱματίων, and so slay him. Thus too in Eur. Hec. 1170 the women blind Polymestor; πόρπας λαβοῦσαι τὰς ταλαιπώρους κόρας κεντοῦσιν, αἱμάσσουσιν.

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