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ἱμάτιον, φᾶρος). The Roman name for a large Grecian cloak or blanket of wool, which was also worn by Romans among the Greeks. It

Lady in Out-door Dress. (From a terra-cotta in the British Museum.)

was especially the garb of the philosophers. In Rome it was also worn by courtesans. In a general sense the word also denotes any large rectangular cloth used for a covering as a pall (Flor. i. 4); a counterpane for a bed ( 236); a curtain (Prudent. ad Symm. ii. 726), etc. See Studniczka, Beiträge zur Geschichte der altgriechischen Tracht (Vienna, 1886); Baumeister, Denkmäler, s. v. “Himation.”

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