Definition of peplos in English:


Syllabification: pep·los
Pronunciation: /ˈpepləs, ˈpepˌläs
(also peplus)


  • A rich outer robe or shawl worn by women in ancient Greece, hanging in loose folds and sometimes drawn over the head.
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    • Women of Athens wove the peplos or robe to be presented to the statue of Athena Polias on the Acropolis, embroidered with a scene of the battle with the Giants.
    • I dried myself the best I could and was hesitant to wrap myself in the peplos and then the himation and finally the veil.
    • I was still dressed in my peplos and himation but they were soiled.



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