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The Dictionary of Fashion History

Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington and P. E. Cunnington


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  • Himation

Himation

Dictionary entry

Page: 104

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Period: Classical Greece.

The outer garment worn over the chiton, described as “an oblong piece of cloth thrown over the left shoulder, and fastened either over or under the right” (Liddell & Scott, Greek-English Lexicon).