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Show here your Greek warrior impression
Giannis wrote:
Quote:And the chitons were not pinned. They were either sewn or buttoned. No evidence of those dots being tiny pins.

Herodotus (V.87) tells us otherwise, at least for Doric Chitons.....
"Then after the wives of those men who had advanced with the army against Aegina had learned by inquiry, since they considered something awful that he alone out of all had been brought to safety, as round about they took hold of that man and were stabbing him with the pins of their clothes, each of them asked where was her husband. And that one was destroyed thus and to the Athenians something still more awful than their suffering seemed to be the work of the women. They indeed knew not with what else they should punish the women, but changed their clothing to Ionian; for indeed the women of the Athenians were wearing before then Dorian clothing, most near to Corinthian. Accordingly they changed to the linen tunic, that indeed they might make no use of pins.

Now, for those who make use of a true account that clothing anciently is not Ionian, but Carian, since at any rate all the ancient Greek clothing of the women was the same that we now call Dorian. And the Argives and the Aeginetians in fact thereupon made the following to be law, that among each of them the pins should be made half as long again as the established measure then and at the shrine of those goddesses the women should dedicate pins most of all, and they should bring nothing Attic to the shrine nor earthenware, except that made from native materials, as a law, should be used. Now, the women of the Argives and the Aeginetians ever since that time, in accordance with their quarrel with the Athenians, customarily were wearers still ,even to my time, of longer pins than previously."

OTOH The multiple joins on linen Ionic chitons may well be sewn.....but I strongly doubt buttons in classical Greece, simply because I haven't seen any archaeological examples of bone/wood buttons etc....do you know of any?
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Re: Show here your Greek warrior impression - by Paullus Scipio - 06-22-2008, 02:14 AM
Chiton Pins - by Paullus Scipio - 06-22-2008, 11:37 AM
Athenian Hippeis 430 BC - by Kineas - 07-29-2008, 02:31 AM
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