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Strophium
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(στρόφιον/stróphion). A band wound round something or twisted together.

[German version]

[1] Breast band

A breast band worn by women in Greece and Rome (Aristoph. Thesm. 139; 251; 255; 638; Aristoph. Lys. 931; Catull. 64,65), also called μίτρα/mítra (Anth. Pal. 5,13,4; Apoll. Rhod. 3,867), μηλοῦχος/mēloûchos (Anth. Pal. 6,211), στηθόδεσμος/stēthódesmos (Poll. 7,66), mamillare (Mart. 14,66 lem.), fascia pectoralis (Mart. 14,134 Lem., cf. Ov. Ars am. 3,274; Prop. 4,9,49). Women are…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Strophium”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1124520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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