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ζῶμα here = “ζώνην”, a sense which recurs only in later Greek; as in Anth. Pal. 6. 272 a woman dedicates her “ζῶμα” to Artemis. (As to the “ζῶμα” of the Homeric warrior, see Introd. to Homer, p. 65, n. 3.)

χλιδαῖς (cp. 52, 360), such as embroidery, or metal work. “ζῶναι” were often elaborate and costly. A golden girdle, found in Ithaca, has as clasp a knot of metal ornamented with garnets, etc. (Dict. of Ant., 2nd ed., vol. 1. p. 427).—The “ζῶμα” is to be laid on the grave, as ribands etc. sometimes were: cp. schol. Ar. Lys. 603τὰς ταινίας ἃς τοῖς νεκροῖς ἔπεμπον οἱ φίλοι”.

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