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The world of Roman costume

Author: Judith Lynn Sebesta; Larissa Bonfante
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994.
Series: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archaelogy, anthropology and history this guide explores Roman costume, looking at everything from hairstyles and jewelery to literature and geography.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
World of Roman costume.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)647653912
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Lynn Sebesta; Larissa Bonfante
ISBN: 029913850X 9780299138509 0299138542 9780299138547
OCLC Number: 27810161
Description: xviii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: The toga : from national to ceremonial costume / Shelley Stone --
Symbolism in the costume of the Roman woman / Judith Lynn Sebesta --
The costume of the Roman bride / Laetitia La Follette --
Tunica ralla, tunica spissa : the colors and textiles of Roman costume / Judith Lynn Sebesta --
Jewelry as a symbol of status in the Roman Empire / Ann M. Stout --
Roman footwear / Norma Goldman --
Cicero as evidence for attitudes to dress in the late Republic / Julia Heskel --
De habitu vestis : clothing in the Aeneid / Henry Bender --
The social, religious, and political aspects of costume in Josephus / Douglas R. Edwards --
Graeco-Roman dress in Syro-Mesopotamia / Bernard Goldman --
Costume in Roman Palestine : archaeological remains and the evidence from the Mishnah / Lucille A. Roussin --
Costume as geographic indicator : barbarians and prisoners on cuirassed statue breastplates / Richard A. Gergel --
Reconstructing Roman clothing / Norma Goldman.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Lynn Sebesta and Larissa Bonfante.

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"Should remain for many years the standard English-language reference work on the topic." - Chester F. Natunewicz, Classical World "A valuable resource for historians of culture, the arts, and Read more...

 
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