One thing that will quickly become obvious in this study is the fact that the ancient Greek language contained many words for ‘veil’. This must suggest that, like the Arabic model, different words indicated diverse usages and physical variations in veil-types found through the Greek world. The ‘veil’ was therefore a familiar facet of Greek everyday life.

Aphrodite’s Tortoise  – The Veiled Woman in Ancient Greece. (via bayoread)