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[28] ἄγωνται may refer generally to the family into which the bride marries, or more likely, may have a special application to the torchlight procession ( Il.18. 492 foll.; Hesiod , Hesiod Scut.273) in which the bride was conducted to her new home by the bridegroom and his friends. To the splendour of such a pageant the bride could herself contribute by giving handsome dresses to those who took part in it.

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    • Hesiod, Shield of Heracles, 273
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