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A Greek woman's garment, large, broad, hanging in folds, and usually richly embroidered. It was thrown over the rest of the clothing, and wrapped round the whole of the body.


In particular, the State robe of Athené, which was a work of art, embroidered with groups from the battle of the Giants, representations of the exploits of heroes under Athené's guidance, scenes of Attic history, and portraits of celebrated men. It was woven by the wives and maidens of Attica for the statue of Athené as goddess of the State, and presented at the Panathenaic festival. See Panathenaea.

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