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Toga

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The toga was a wrapped outer garment worn in ancient Rome. Its origin is probably to be found in the tebenna, a semicircular mantle worn by the Etruscans, a people who lived on the Italian peninsula in an area close to that occupied...

The Rise and Fall of the Florentine Toga

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Currie is a freelance lecturer and author specialising in the history of fashion and textiles. She has formerly held the positions of Assistant Curator in Fashion, Textiles and Furniture at the V&A, Research Fellow and Tutor for History of Design MA at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The persistence of the republican ideal and its influence on Florentine politics and culture long after its actual demise has fascinated historians from the sixteenth century onward.Najemy, A History of Florence, 1200-1575, 487. Giorgio...

Etruria and Rome, c. 800 BCE–400 CE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume : Student Study Guide

Fairchild Publications, 2015

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...Chapter Objectives After studying this chapter, you will be able to: 4.1 Identify an Etruscan contribution to Roman dress. 4.2 Describe textile production, processing, and care. 4.3 Describe the layers of dress worn by Roman citizens...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Ancient Greco-Roman dress was no empty sign; it was a multifarious and complicated social, cultural, aesthetic, and material phenomenon to its wearers, observers, and depicters.See further Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Women’s Dress...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Ethnicity is a term that has come to have a range of meanings in a modern context, symbolized in anything from skin color to food preference. Mainstream definitions of the term leave it open for interpretation as a biological...

Greece and Rome, c. 650 BCE–400 CE

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Survey of Historic Costume

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Describe textile production, processing, and care in Greece and RomeDescribe the layers of dress worn by the Greeks and RomansAnalyze the role of status symbols in Greek and Roman...

Literary Representations

Mary Harlow

Mary Harlow is Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Theocritus, Idyll 15. 34–38. I thank Graham Shipley for his translation (adapted from Anna Rist, The Poems of Theocritus. Chapel Hill: University of Carolina Press, 1978).This extract from a poem by Theocritus, written sometime in the first...

Gender and Sexuality

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his illuminating mid-twentieth century study, The Importance of Wearing Clothes, Lawrence Langner asks a fundamental question: “Why do men’s and women’s clothes differ?” He answers by noting that the need to distinguish between the two...

Early History of Dress and Fashion in Italy and the Iberian Peninsula

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Rock engravings in Valcamonica, Italy, indicate the use of looms and thus weaving in the second millennium b.c.e. Tunics were worn by both men and women during pre-Roman times in the Iberian Peninsula.Italian regions colonized by Greece...

Early History of Dress and Fashion in Continental West Europe

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The discovery of the Iceman “Oetzi,” who lived between 3500 and 3000 b.c.e., provides valuable information on early dress. His many garments included a patchwork-style goat-fur mantle. Much later, Roman dress included tunics and togas...