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Flowered Robes


In ancient Greece to say “a woman wore flowered robes” was to imply that she was a fille publique. Solon made it a law that virtuous women should appear in simple and modest apparel, but that harlots should always dress in flashy or flowered robes.

“As fugitive slaves are known by their stigmata, so flowered garments indicate one of the demi-monde [μoιχαλιδα].”—Clemens of Alexandria.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Flowers and Trees
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