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Chiton

garment worn by Ancient Greeks of all social classes at home and in society. In colder weather, men would wear over it a chlamys, women over a peplos. The original ch. was made from a rectangular length of fabric of about 1 m. The later garment was made from two identical pieces of fabric which were much larger and wound directly around the figure; it was fastened at the shoulder with clasps (the right shoulder was always bare), closed at the side along its full length or from the waist. It was worn hitched-up and belted. The women's ch. was always more splendid than the men's.



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