The World of Roman Costume

The World of Roman Costume

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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.The flash of light that had once emanated from the ephod or breastplate, however , had stopped two hundred years before, ... when the lad approached the altar, clad in the priestly vestments, the multitude with one accord burst into tearsaquot; (BJ 1.437). ... Josephusa#39; portrayal of Claudiusa#39; rationale emphasizes a key theme in Josephusa#39; work, the Romansa#39; insistence on the maintenance of Jewish religion.

Title:The World of Roman Costume
Author:Judith Lynn Sebesta, Larissa Bonfante
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2001


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