142-145. These verses simply give life to the picture. See § 2 e.Μῃονίς: in apposition with “γυνή”. Κάειρα: fem. of “Κάρ”. παρήιον: cheek-piece, cf. “παρειά” cheek. These thin plates of colored ivory were used as ornaments for the bridle, much as rosettes and the like are used now. Attic “φάλαρα”. cf. “φάλαρα ἔχοντος περὶ τῷ ἵππῳ Ι᾿δαίου τοῦ γραφέως πάγκαλα” Xen. Hell. iv. I. 39. For a similar use of ivory, cf. 5.583. ἵππων: equiv. to “ἵππειον”.
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