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 p764  Mitra

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William Smith, D.C.L., LL.D.:
A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, John Murray, London, 1875.

MITRA (μίτρα), signified in general a band of any kind, and was used specifically to indicate,

  1. A belt or girdle worn by warriors round the waist. [Zona.]

  2. A broad band of cloth worn round the head, to which the name of anadema was sometimes given. [Coma, p329B.]

  3. In later times, a band worn round the bosom by women, which the Greeks usually called ἀπόδεσμος, and the Romans fascia pectoralis or strophium (Becker, Charikles, vol. II p329). [Fascia, Strophium.]

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