Strofión ( ancient Greek στρόφιον , chest or headband) is a belt made of soft leather , which women in ancient Greece and Rome tied up their breasts . Primitive predecessor of the bra . The stropion could be worn both under the clothes ( lat. Mamillāre, fascia mamilla, fascia pectoralis ), and over the lower short tunic ( lat. Strophium , the more common names zōna and cingulum are also used).
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