‘Roman Life – Clothing and Fashion’
For the Romans, the clothes you wore gave an instant indication of your social status. For men, this ranged from the humble tunic for slaves, through to the different coloured togas for Roman citizens. For women, their status determined both the colour, and fabric worn (wool, linen or silk). Fashion was driven by the tastes of the Imperial Court and copied with enthusiasm across the Roman Empire.
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‘ROMAN LIFE’ talk series
The ‘Roman Life’ series of entertaining online talks from the knowledgeable Romanist, Richard Bale explores different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.
Each talk is presented via Zoom and lasts around 45 minutes, with Richard being available to answer your questions.