The Clothed Body in the Ancient World

The Clothed Body in the Ancient World

by Liza Cleland
     
 

ISBN-10: 1842171658

ISBN-13: 9781842171653

Pub. Date: 10/11/2010

Publisher: Oxbow Books

Studies of the nude body have been around for many years, but rarely has scholarship looked at the clothed body. Yet the way we clothe ourselves says a great deal about the society we live in and our place within it. The papers in this volume provide fascinating snapshots of the clothed body in the ancient world. Once collected together, these snapshots reveal common

Overview

Studies of the nude body have been around for many years, but rarely has scholarship looked at the clothed body. Yet the way we clothe ourselves says a great deal about the society we live in and our place within it. The papers in this volume provide fascinating snapshots of the clothed body in the ancient world. Once collected together, these snapshots reveal common themes in scholarship and allow a comparison of methodologies across disciplines and periods. Clothing the body is a complex and significant act, and this volume goes some way to unravelling the intricacies inherent in this socio-cultural phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781842171653
Publisher:
Oxbow Books
Publication date:
10/11/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 'I wear this therefore I am': The clothed body in the ancient world (Mary Harlow, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones and Liza Cleland); The Clothed Body in Egypt and the Aegean The decorated body in ancient Egypt: Hairstyles, cosmetics and tattoos (Joann Fletcher); The fashioning of Delila:. Costume design, historicism and fantasy in Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah (1949) (Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones); Reconstructing Aegean Bronze Age fashions (Ariane Marcar); Trailing tunics and sheepskin coats: Dress and status in early Greece (Hans von Wees); The Clothed Body in Classical Greece Constu(ct)ing gender in the feminine Greek peplos (Mirielle Lee); New clothes, a new you: Clothing and character in Aristophanes (James Robson); Beauty in rags: On rhakos in Aristophanic theatre (Silvia Milanezi); The semiosis of description: Some reflections on fabric and colour in the Brauron Inventories (Liza Cleland); Viewing and obscuring the female breast: Glimpses of the ancient bra (Emma J Stafford); The Clothed Body in Rome and Late Antiquity The toga praetexta of Roman children and praetextate garments (Judith Sebesta); What made the Roman toga virilis? (Glenys Davies); Men are Mars, women are Venus: Divine costumes in Imperial Rome (Shelley Hales); Dress in the Historia Augusta: The role of dress in historical narrative (Mary Harlow); Get your kit on! Some issues in the depiction of clothing in Byzantium (Liz James and Shaun Tougher); Tunics from Kasr al-Yahud (Orit Shamir); Bibliography.

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