The World of Roman Costume

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Judith Lynn Sebesta, Larissa Bonfante
Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2001 - Art - 272 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

From National to Ceremonial Costume Shelley Stone
13
4ad Reconstruction of the imperial toga pura
18
on the Arch of Constantine
35
Symbolism in the Costume of the Roman Woman Judith Lynn Sebesta
46
The Colors
65
Roman Footwear Norma Goldman
101
5a Greek and Roman sandal strap styles of the Hellenistic period
106
20a Cutting pattern for carbatina
117
Clothing in the Aeneid Henry Bender
146
GraecoRoman Dress in SyroMesopotamia Bernard Goldman
163
Archaeological
182
DuraEuropos
187
Prisoners on Cuirassed Statue Breastplates Richard A Gergel
191
Reconstructing Roman Clothing Norma Goldman
213
6a Female banqueter wearing a tunic
219
15a Pattern for peplos with overfold to waist
226

27a Reconstruction of the Mainz caliga
124
Cicero as Evidence for Attitudes to Dress
133
23b Pattern for the sagum
233
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Judith Lynn Sebesta is professor of Classics at the University of South Dakota and the author of Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae.  Larissa Bonfante is professor of Classics at Columbia University and the author of Etruscan Dress.

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