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(Greek ταινία/tainía). Term for bindings of all kinds.

[German version]

[1] Headband for festivals

(Head)band, worn at Greek festivals (Pl. Symp. 212d.e, 213d; Xen. Symp. 5,9). Even gods wore, or bound their heads with, tainiai. (Paus. 1,8,4). Furthermore, cult images (Paus. 8,31,8; 10,35,10), trees (Theocr. 18,44), monuments [3], urns, sacrificial animals and deceased (Lucian, Dial. mort. 13,4) had tainiai wound round them. The Romans adopted tainiai from the Greeks (e.…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg); Höcker, Christoph (Kissing). "Tainia." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2016. Reference. 30 May 2016 <http://www.encquran.brill.nl/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/tainia-e1128490>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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