Colchester Archaeology Talks present: Roman Life – Clothing and Fashion

Click here to buy ‘CLOTHING AND FASHION’ tickets – £5

The series begins at the Roman Circus Visitor Centre on Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 7.30 pm.

The ‘Roman Life’ series of entertaining illustrated talks from the knowledgeable Romanist, Richard Bale will be exploring different aspects of living in Roman times using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the how’s and why’s of a topic, so that we can understand both the similarities and differences with our Roman ancestors.

‘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.