The World of Roman Costume

The World of Roman Costume

Paperback Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

Edited by Judith Lynn Sebesta, Edited by Larissa Bonfante

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 269mm x 20mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 0299138542
  • ISBN 13: 9780299138547
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: many b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 563,898

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Drawing on archaelogy, anthropology and history this guide explores Roman costume, looking at everything from hairstyles and jewelery to literature and geography.

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Judith Lynn Sebesta, professor of classics at the University of South Dakota, is the author of Carl Orff: Carmina Burana Cantiones Profanae. Larissa Bonfante is professor of classics at New York University. Her current research is on the representation of nudity in antiquity.

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"Should remain for many years the standard English-language reference work on the topic." - Chester F. Natunewicz, Classical World "A valuable resource for historians of culture, the arts, and religion. The editors draw on the expertise of archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians in this interdisciplinary study of everything from hairstyles, jewelry, and accessories to literature and geography." - Biblical Archaeological Review