from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient Greek costume, a small mantle of light stuff, apparently a small chlæna, worn by women.
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[The chlanis was a light summer-mantle, worn especially by the more elegant Athenians, and generally made of expensive materials.
Sometimes he gazed into the heavens, sometimes made a remark to the steersman, disposed his beautiful purple chlanis in fresh folds, or busied himself in the arrangement of his scented brown curls, or his carefully curled beard.