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    DescriptionRoman 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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    Title
    Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jonathan Edmondson, Edited by Alison Keith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802093196
    ISBN 10: 0802093191
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JFCK
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, DES013000, SOC002010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC22: 391.00937
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 391.00945/632
    LC classification: GT555 .R66 2008
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3, NHTB
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    50
    Publisher
    University of Toronto Press
    Imprint name
    University of Toronto Press
    Publication date
    10 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Toronto
    Author Information
    Jonathan Edmondson is a professor in the Department of History and the Programme in Classical Studies in the Division of Humanities at York University. Alison Keith is professor and chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Toronto.
    Table of contents
    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