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Women's dress in the ancient Greek world

The clothing and ornament of Greek women signalled much about the status and the morality assigned to them. Yet this revealing aspect of women's history has been little studied. In this collection of new studies by an international team, ancient visual evidence from vase-painting and sculpture is used extensively alongside Greek literature to reconstruct how women of the Greek world were perceived, and also, in important ways, how they lived
eBook, English, 2002
Duckworth ; Classical Press of Wales ; Distributor in the United States of America, David Brown Book Co., London, Swansea, Oakville, CT, 2002
1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations
9781914535239, 1914535235
Constraints and contradictions: whiteness and femininity in ancient Greece / Bridget M. Thomas
The graces and colour weaving / Beate Wagner-Hasel
Transvestism or travesty? Dance, dress and gender in Greek vase-painting / Tyler Jo Smith
The 'language' of female hunting outfit in ancient Greece / Eva Parisinou
The meaning of the veil in ancient Greek culture / Douglas L. Cairns
Investing the barbarian? The dress of Amazons in Athenian art / Ruth Veness
Levels of concealment: the dress of hetairai and pornai in Greek texts / Andrew Dalby
Visions of gleaming textiles and a clay core: textiles, Greek women, and pandora / Judith Synn Sebesta
Clutching at clothes / Sue Blundell
A woman's view? Dress, eroticism, and the ideal female body in Athenian art / Llyod Llewellyn-Jones
Controlling women's dress: gynaikonomoi / Daniel Ogden
Clothes as sign: the case of the large and small Herculaneum women / Glenys Davies
'Dedicated followers of fashion': John Chrysostom on female dress / Aideen M. Hartney
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010