Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society

Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society

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In ancient Rome, the subtlest details in dress helped to distinguish between levels of social and moral hierarchy. Clothes were a key part of the sign systems of Roman civilization - a central aspect of its visual language, for women as well as men.

This engaging book collects and examines artistic evidence and literary references to female clothing, cosmetics and ornament in Roman antiquity, deciphering their meaning and revealing what it meant to be an adorned… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Routledge (August 06, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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