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pep·los

 (pĕp′ləs, -lŏs′) also pep·lus (-ləs)
n. pl. pep·los·es also pep·lus·es
A loose outer robe worn by women in ancient Greece. Also called peplum.

[Greek.]

peplos

(ˈpɛpləs) or

peplus

n, pl -loses or -luses
(Clothing & Fashion) (in ancient Greece) the top part of a woman's attire, caught at the shoulders and hanging in folds to the waist. Also called: peplum
[C18: from Greek, of obscure origin]

pep•los

or pep•lus

(ˈpɛp ləs)

n., pl. -los•es or -lus•es.
a loosely draped outer garment worn by women in ancient Greece.
[1770–80; < Greek péplos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peplos - a garment worn by women in ancient Greecepeplos - a garment worn by women in ancient Greece; cloth caught at the shoulders and draped in folds to the waist
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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sacando los cuchillos desde algun lugar de sus peplos, clavan el aguijon a mis hijos, y, otras, despues de apoderarse de mi como enemigas, sujetaban mis manos y piernas.
27) Fontana was clearly familiar with this mythical tradition, as she depicted Minerva holding her woven peplos (outer robe).
Il a ete cree au coeur de la cite historique de Tlemcen, a l'interieur du Mechouar, car cette ville est la seule a avoir conserve un systeme vestimentaire rituel qui perpetue les principaux archetypes du costume algerien (voile drape, peplos drape a fibules, caftan droit, pagne raye de type fouta, veste caracou, robe ajustee de type blousa), ainsi qu'une panoplie exceptionnelle de coiffes et de bijoux vernaculaires.
BARBER, <<The Peplos of Athena>> dans Goddess and Polis: the Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens (ed.
36) For at 6c Socrates mentions the pictures that adorn the Peplos carried up to the acropolis in the Panathenaea to illustrate just those castration stories Euthyphro has mentioned.
Harryhausen deviated from the myth and modeled the statue after a bearded Spartan warrior in a fighting stance, donning an Attic helmet, a very short peplos skirt and, of course, a sword and sandals.
Beyond their physical meaning, the subject matter of the stones held significance for McLaughlin, which led him to choose five carvings that were more theoretically related to the notion of representation, including the presentation of the sacred peplos to the goddess Athena.
Hecabe" (4), volviendo al palacio, llamo a las esclavas y estas anduvieron por la ciudad y congregaron a las matronas; bajo luego al fragante aposento donde se guardaban los peplos borlados, obra de las mujeres que se habian llevado de Sidon el deiforme Alejandro en el mismo viaje por el ancho Ponto en que se llevo a Helena, la de nobles padres; tomo para ofrecerlo a Atenea el peplo mayor y mas hermoso por sus bordaduras, que resplandecia como un astro y se hallaba debajo de todos, y partio acompanada de muchas matronas" (5).
Helen's peplos attests to the potential for handcrafted objects to immortalize those who have made them.
En el caso de las fuentes visuales se ha postulado que el friso del Partenon se refiere a la rememoracion anual del acto ritual original de la instalacion de la estatua de Atenea Polias, que comprendia la entrega de ofrendas, el adorno, la coronacion y el vestido: la procesion de las panateneas tenia como fin ultimo la purificacion ritual del peplos de la estatua de culto de la Acropolis, la citada Atenea Polias (26).
An example of actual penetration-by-clothing is Hercules' death from the peplos given to him by Deianira (cf.
Dissection showed the peplos of tumor tissue was integrated and showed no evidence of infestation or metastasis.