Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity

1st Edition

Kelly Olson

Routledge
Published May 15, 2017
Reference - 200 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138932937 - CAT# Y203721
Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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Summary

In Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity, Olson argues that clothing functioned as part of the process of communication by which elite male influence, masculinity, and sexuality were made known and acknowledged, and furthermore that these concepts interconnected in socially significant ways. This volume also sets out the details of masculine dress from literary and artistic evidence and the connection of clothing to rank, status, and ritual. This is the first monograph in English to draw together the myriad evidence for male dress in the Roman world, and examine it as evidence for men’s self-presentation, status, and social convention.

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