The World of Roman Costume

The World of Roman Costume

by Judith Lynn Sebesta
     
 

Thirteen scholarly and well-illustrated essays survey, document and elucidate over a thousand years of Roman garments and accessories, including Etruscan influences, Near Eastern fashions and the transition towards early Christian garb.See more details below

Overview

Thirteen scholarly and well-illustrated essays survey, document and elucidate over a thousand years of Roman garments and accessories, including Etruscan influences, Near Eastern fashions and the transition towards early Christian garb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299138547
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Classics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Abbreviations
Contributors
Preface
Introduction3
Pt. IRoman Garments, Hairstyles, Accessories
1The Toga: From National to Ceremonial Costume13
2Symbolism in the Costume of the Roman Woman46
3The Costume of the Roman Bride54
4Tunica Ralla, Tunica Spissa: The Colors and Textiles of Roman Costume65
5Jewelry as a Symbol of Status in the Roman Empire77
6Roman Footwear101
Pt. IIRoman Costume and Literary Evidence
7Cicero as Evidence for Attitudes to Dress in the Late Republic133
8De Habitu Vestis: Clothing in the Aeneid146
9The Social, Religious, and Political Aspects of Costume in Josephus153
Pt. IIIRoman Costume and Geographic Questions
10Graeco-Roman Dress in Syro-Mesopotamia163
11Costume in Roman Palestine: Archaelogical Remains and the Evidence from the Mishnah182
12Costume as Geographic Indicator: Barbarians and Prisoners on Cuirassed Statue Breastplates191
Pt. IVReconstructions
13Reconstructing Roman Clothing213
Glossary241
Bibliography249
Index263

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