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Peplus   Listen
noun
Peplus  n.  
1.
An upper garment worn by Grecian and Roman women.
2.
A kind of kerchief formerly worn by Englishwomen. (Obs.)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Peplus" Quotes from Famous Books



... Panathenaea and Reliquiae Atticae, has collected from ancient authors many particulars concerning this Peplus. It was the work of young virgins selected from the best families in Athens, over whom two of the principal, called Arrephorae, were superintendents. On it was embroidered the battle of the gods and giants; amongst ...
— How to See the British Museum in Four Visits • W. Blanchard Jerrold

... sighed, "It will not do; Against the Muse I've sinned, oh!" And her torn rhymes sent flying through Olympus's back window. Then, packing up a peplus clean, She took the shortest path thence, And opened, with a mind serene, A ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

... sea-wave becomes the devouring hound at the waist of Scylla, and Athena takes Scylla for her helmet-crest; while yet her beneficent and essential power on the ocean, in making navigation possible, is commemorated in the Panathenaic festival by her peplus being carried to the Erechtheum suspended from the mast of ...
— The Queen of the Air • John Ruskin



Words linked to "Peplus" :   peplos, peplum, Euphorbia peplus



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