The World of Roman Costume

The World of Roman Costume

by Judith Lynn Sebesta
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299138542

ISBN-13: 9780299138547

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

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. Subjects include the functional and symbolic use of clothes for men, women and children, manufacture and industry, hairstyles and…  See more details below

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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. Subjects include the functional and symbolic use of clothes for men, women and children, manufacture and industry, hairstyles and accessories, the literary evidence for dress, geographical factors, reconstructions and dress for everyday and official occasions.

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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