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Addressed to Cynthia COAN CLOTHINGSilks from the island of Cos were known for their fine transparency. ORONTEANfrom the Orontes river in Syria. PHOEBE, HILAIRAdaughters of Leucippus, king of Messenia. Castor and Pollux carried them off and married them. DAUGHTER OF EUENUSMarpessa, who was carried off by Idas. Later, Apollo tried to wrest Marpessa from Idas, and Jupiter allowed her to choose between the two. She chose the mortal, knowing she could grow old with him, while the god would tire of her. HIPPODAMIAOenomaus, King of Elis, ordered all suitors of his daughter Hippodamia to compete with him in a chariot race. The winner would gain Hippodamia's hand, the losers be put to death. Pelops comes from Phrygia and convinces the King's groom to remove the linchpin from his master's axle. Oenomaus is killed, and Pelops gains the kingdom as well as a bride, thereby initiating the Peloponnesian dynasty. APELLESpainter of the fourth century B.C. from Cos, famous for his use o