Bathyzonos vs. Hypsizonos
Posted by The Mysterious H.C. on March 03, 1998 at 18:11:01:
In response to Zonė , written by The Mysterious H.C. on March 01, 1998 at 21:55:09
By the way, Greek had the words "bathyzonos" and "hypsizonos" to describe wearing the belt low (near the hips) and high (near the breasts) respectively (though Liddel and Scott have some Latin abbreviations attached to the entry for "hypsizonos" which may mean that the word is not securely attested). So it must have been the "hypsizonos" look which the Empire period picked up on...
P.S. If you have a recent browser version that's configured properly, then when you click here, you should see the word "Hypsizonos" in Greek letters (as text, and not as an image; I did this merely because I could! )
- Since your on the subject of Greek & Roman... P. Bingham 23:33:23 3/03/98 (1)
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