Cf. “Ἰάονες ἑλκεχίτωνες” in Il. 13.685 (thought to be an Attic interpolation; see Leaf ad loc.). The long robes, especially associated with the Ionians, would be suitable for a solemn festival. See Thuc.i. 6. 3, Strabo 466. By the time of Thucydides this Ionic dress had become antiquated, and was only affected by older men. For the Delian festival cf. Introd. p. 66.
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