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  • Surveying herself in the mirror, she decided that the hanging pearl earrings would set off a little brooch Alex had given her.
  • Their design was miraculously frustrated - according to the Aeginetan version, the statues fell upon their knees, - and only a single survivor returned to Athens, there to fall a victim to the fury of his comrades' widows, who pierced him with their brooch-pins.
  • 4 The suffibulum of the vestals, which was fastened on the breast by a brooch (fibula), was a garment of this sort.
  • In many other cases, however, the grave contained nothing except a small knife and a simple brooch or a few beads.
  • The Hallstatt culture is that of the Homeric Achaeans (see Achaeans), but as the brooch (along with iron, cremation of the dead, the round shield and the geometric ornament) passed down into Greece from central Europe, and as brooches are found in the lower town at Mycenae, 1350 B.C., they must have been invented long before that date in central Europe.

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