from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A loose outer robe worn by women in ancient Greece. Also called peplum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An Ancient Greek garment, worn by women, formed of a tubular piece of cloth, which is folded back upon itself halfway down, until the top of the tube is worn around the waist, and the bottom covers the legs down to the ankles; the open top is then worn over the shoulders, and draped, in folds, down to the waist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as peplum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist
We do not know the exact order in which all these things happened; but it is believed that the procession of the peplos was the crowning glory of it all, and was celebrated on the final day.
Her garments are the basic chiton, peplos or stola.
And in fact, with Roman and Greek clothing, the natural drape of a peplos could have a very low neckline and an open side right up to the waist to boot.
July 5, 2009 at 12:45 am iz bein ruf…. dat purty much wai i haz bein goon. fambli got splited up las novemba wif spoose movin to skedadle acause ub da eck-onomy. fishykitteh n I staid in Orygun sos she cud finish middl skool dat eneded wif a massive teacha fail…. gascat wuz in colomorado but gotted sic n two mani peplos preyed awn himz inosence.
Tuesday I toddled off to Textile Guild and worked on a couple of peplos and hemmed a linen hankie to embroider.
I tried to imagine what the women of Ephesus wore: Grecian chitons, himations, and peplos, most likely.
It no longer sounds implausible when ancient Greeks write about the intricate textiles made by legendary weavers like Penelope and Arachne, or about historical weavers, like the women of Athens who created a new dress, or peplos, for the statue of Athena Polias on the Acropolis.
It's peplos time for both sets, although my AS persona has a particular liking for bling.
“But Gemmy, like every cartoon heroine, was dressed in a soft tunic, a sort of peplos that bared her shoulders and arms and part of her bosom.” callipygian.
But her funeral garb (chiton and peplos) must have been magnificent with its gold embellishment complemented by gold dress pins (nearly 12 inches long) and brooches, gold necklace, and gold headdress.
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