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Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture
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Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture investigates the social symbolism and cultural poetics of dress in the ancient Roman world in the period from 200 BCE-400 CE. Editors Jonathan Edmondson and Alison Keith and the contributors to this volume explore the diffusion of Roman dress protocols at Rome and in the Roman imperial context by looking at Rome's North African provinces in particular, a focus that previous studies have overlooked or dealt with only in passing. Another unique aspect of this collection is that it goes beyond the male elite to address a wider spectrum of Roman society. Chapters deal with such topics as masculine attire, strategies for self-expression for Roman women within a dress code prescribed by a patriarchal culture, and the complex dynamics of dress in imperial Roman culture, both literary and artistic. This volume further investigates the literary, legal, and iconographic evidence to provide anthropologically-informed readings of Roman clothing. This collection of original essays employs a range of methodological approaches - historical, literary critical, philological, art historical, sociological and anthropological - to offer a thorough discussion of one of the most central issues in Roman culture.
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PrefaceContributors List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction: From Costume History to Dress Studies JONATHAN EDMONDSON and ALISON KEITH PART I INVESTMENTS IN MASCULINITY * Public Dress and Social Control in Late Republican and Early Imperial Rome JONATHAN EDMONDSON*Togam virilem sumere: Coming of Age in the Roman World FANNY DOLANSKY* The Double Identity of Roman Portrait Statues: Costumes and Their Symbolism at Rome MICHAEL KOORTBOJIAN* The 'Dark Side' of the Toga MICHELE GEORGE*(Un)Dressed to Kill: Viewing the Retiarius MICHAEL CARTER PART II FASHIONING THE FEMALE * The Appearance of the Young Roman Girl KELLY OLSON* Covering the Head at Rome: Ritual and Gender ELAINE FANTHAM* Designing Women: The Representation of Women's Toiletries on Funerary Monuments in Roman Italy LESLIE SHUMKA* Sartorial Elegance and Poetic Finesse in the Sulpician Corpus ALISON KEITH PART III THE CULTURAL POETICS OF DRESS * The Woven Garment as Literary Metaphor: The Peplos in Ciris 9-41 RIEMER FABER* Spinning the Trabea: Consular Robes and Propaganda in the Panegyrics of Claudian MICHAEL DEWAR* Appearing for the Defence: Apuleius on Display KEITH BRADLEY* Tertullian's De Pallio and Roman Dress in North Africa T. COREY BRENNAN* Prudery and Chic in Late Antique Clothing GUY P.R. METRAUX References Index Locorum General Index

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Jonathan Edmondson is professor of History and Classical Studies in the Department of History at York University. Alison Keith is professor of Classics and Women's Studies in the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto.

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'Those entering the field of Roman clothing studies will find this concise survey very useful ... Illustrating the various threads of current investigation into Roman clothing, these intriguing essays show that understanding the symbolism of Roman clothing is essential in recovering the Romans' way of thinking about themselves and the "others" of their empire. -- Judith Lynn Sebesta Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada

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