By Jonathan Edmondson,Alison Keith

Roman gown and the materials of Roman Culture investigates the social symbolism and cultural poetics of costume within the historical Roman international within the interval from two hundred BCE-400 CE. Editors Jonathan Edmondson and Alison Keith and the members to this quantity discover the diffusion of Roman gown protocols at Rome and within the Roman imperial context via taking a look at Rome's North African provinces specifically, a spotlight that past stories have neglected or handled in simple terms in passing. one other particular point of this assortment is that it is going past the male elite to handle a much broader spectrum of Roman society. Chapters care for such themes as masculine dresses, suggestions for self-expression for Roman girls inside a costume code prescribed by means of a patriarchal tradition, and the complicated dynamics of gown in imperial Roman tradition, either literary and creative. This quantity extra investigates the literary, felony, and iconographic proof to supply anthropologically-informed readings of Roman clothing.

This number of unique essays employs a number methodological ways - historic, literary serious, philological, artwork old, sociological and anthropological - to supply a radical dialogue of 1 of the main crucial concerns in Roman culture.

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