The World of Roman Costume

Book Details

Publisher  University of Wisconsin Press
Publication Date   August 2, 2001
ISBN  0299138542
Pages  320

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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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