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Neck ornaments
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A. Greece

Neck ornaments famously play a role in the myth of Eriphyle, as they do in that of Scylla (Aesch. Choe. 613-622). The comedy Plókion by Menander also deserves mention (cf. Plut. Mor. 2,141d; Gell. 2,23,6). In Aristaen. 1,1 the stones of the necklace are organised in such a way that they give the name of Lais. Neck ornaments (ἁλύσιον/halúsion, κάθημα/káthēma, μάννος/mánnos, μανιάκης/maniákēs, ὅρμος/hormos, πλόκιον/plókoin) as a chain or a rope, with and without pendants, have survived in gr…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Neck 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 13 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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