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κάνδυς). A gown worn by the Medes and Persians over their trousers and other garments (Xen. Anab. i. 5.8). It had wide sleeves, and was made of woollen cloth, which was either purple or of some other splendid colour. In the

Candys. (Persepolitan Sculpture.)

Persepolitan sculptures, nearly all the principal personages are clothed in it.

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    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 1.5.8
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