δίπλακα: fem. adj. as subst., see on 1.54; sc. “χλαῖναν”, cf. “χλαῖναν διπλῆν τ 225, δίπτυχον λώπην ν” 224. A double cloak (cf. doublet); so large that it could be thrown twice (or double) about the body. It is contrasted with “ἁπλοΐδας χλαίνας Ω 230. — πορφυρέην”: of purple, while the interwoven scenes (“ποικίλματα, ο” 107) were of some other color. For this artistic working in colors, cf. “Ξ 179, Χ” 441 (quoted on v. 125). This art was prob. still dependent on oriental patterns, but evidently had advanced to the representation of persons.πολέας: as 1.559. ἐνέπασσεν: wove in. ἀέθλους: battles, fought on the plain of Troy, before the action of the Iliad. Other allusions to these conflicts are found v. 132 f., 1.520 f., 2.29 f., “Ε 788, Η” 113 f., I 352 ff., 13.101 ff. But most of the earlier fighting seems to have been done at a distance, as Achilles pursued Aeneas not on the Trojan plain, but on Mt. Ida, 20.188 ff. 127 = vs. 131, 251, 8.71.
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