Chiton (garment)

Sewn garment worn by men and women in Ancient Greece / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A chiton (Greek: χιτών, khitōn) is a form of tunic that fastens at the shoulder, worn by men and women of ancient Greece and Rome.[1][2] There are two forms of chiton: the Doric and the later Ionic. According to Herodotus, popular legend was that Athenian women began to wear the chiton as opposed to the peplos after several women stabbed a messenger to death with the bronze pins characteristic of the peplos.[3]

Charioteer of Delphi in an Ionic chiton

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