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Ear ornaments
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II. Classical Antiquity

Ear ornaments (ἐνώτια/enṓtia, ἐνωτάρια/enōtária, ἐνωτίδιον/enōtídion, Lat. inaures) are seldom mentioned in Gr. myth (Hom. Il. 14,183; Hom. Od. 18,298; Hymn. Hom. ad Ven. 8), but numerous finds and representations attest that already in early times they formed part of the  jewellery of men (Hom. Od. 18,298) and women. In the classical period and later, the wearing of ear ornam…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Ear ornaments”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e828820>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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