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[154] βαθυζώνους. The “ζώνη” or girdle rested on the hips ( Od.5. 231περὶ δὲ ζώνην βάλετ᾽ ἰξυῖ”), and was put on outside the robe. The folds of the upper part of the dress fell over the “ζώνη” and formed a “κόλπος. βαθύκολπος” ( Il.18. 122, 339; 24. 215) and “βαθύζωνος” express the same fact, only as Damm says (Lex. Hom. s. v.) the one is ab efficiente, the other ab effectu. Damm also shows that “βαθύζωνος”, though applied in Homer to Trojans and Dardans, not to Greeks, does not, as some hold, denote barbarians; since we have h. Hom. Ven. 258Νύμφαι βαθύκολποι” , Pind. Ol.3. 35βαθυζώνου Λήδης”, Isth. 5. (6) 74 “βαθύζωνοι κόραι Μνημοσύνης”, Pind. Pyth.9. 2βαθυζώνοις Χαρίτεσσιν”, S. c. T. (of the two Theban princesses) “ἐρατῶν βαθυκόλπων στηθέων”. On Pind. Ol.3. 35Böckh writes, “"voceβαθύζωνοςcinctura non sub mammis, sed inferiori corporis parti aptata designatur, qua sinus vestimenti plenus et profundus redditur."” Compare the epithet “ἑλκεσίπεπλοι” applied to Trojan women in Il.6. 442; 7.297; 22.105.

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