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[4] For in fact the flaps of the tunic worn by their maidens were not sewn together below the waist, but would fly back and lay bare the whole thigh as they walked. Sophocles pictures the thing very clearly in these words1:—
And that young maid, whose tunic, still unsewn,
Lays bare her gleaming thigh
Between its folds, Hermione.

1 Fragment 788 (Nauck).

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