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  • It would appear also that the Hellenes made the dress and the aigis of the images of Athene after the model of the Libyan women; for except that the dress of the Libyan women is of leather, and the tassels which hang from their aigis are not formed of serpents but of leather thongs, in all other respects Athene is dressed like them.

    The History of Herodotus

  • Libyan women wear over their other garments bare goat-skins (_aigeas_) with tasselled fringes and coloured over with red madder, and from the name of these goat-skins the Hellenes formed the name _aigis_.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • It would appear also that the Hellenes made the dress and the _aigis_ of the images of

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • Aegis derives from the Greek aigis, the shield of Zeus, from aix, aig -, "a goat," many primitive shields being goatskin-covered.

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  • _aigis_ are not formed of serpents but of leather thongs, in all other respects Athene is dressed like them.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

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