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Bibliography

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Barber, E. J. W. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. New York: Norton, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60179765.
Bonfante, Larissa. Etruscan Dress. Updated ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52031418.
Cifarelli, Megan, and Laura Gawlinski, eds. What Shall I Say of Clothes?: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, number 3. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/991862583.
Crowfoot, Elisabeth. “A Romano-Egyptian Dress of the First Century B.C.?” Textile History 20, no. 2 (January 1, 1989): 123–28. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049689793700239.
Edmondson, J. C., and Alison Keith, eds. Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture. Phoenix. Supplementary Volume = Tome Supplémentaire 46. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/706877847.
Glob, P. V. The Bog People; Iron Age Man Preserved. Ithaca: Cornell university press, 1969. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/769662146.
Granger-Taylor, H. “Weaving Clothes to Shape in the Ancient World: The Tunic and Toga of the Arringatore.” Textile History 13, no. 1 (January 1, 1982): 3–25. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049682793690968.
Gullberg, Elsa, and Paul Åström. The Thread of Ariadne. A Study of Ancient Greek Dress. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, v. 21. Göteborg: P. Åström, (S. Vägen 61), 1970. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/489913845.
King, Donald. “Roman and Byzantine Dress in Egypt.” Costume 30, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1179/cos.1996.30.1.1.
Klepper, Erhard, and James Laver. Costume in Antiquity; 480 Illustrations. London: Thames and Hudson, 1964. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/493121803.
Papantōniou, Iōanna. Greek Dress: From Ancient Times to the Early 20th Century. Athens: Commercial Bank of Greece, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/833886057.
Sebesta, Judith L. The World of Roman Costume. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/265025793.
Spindler, Konrad. The man in the ice: the amazing inside story of the 5000 year old body found trapped in a glacier in the Alps. London: Phoenix, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/923716574.
Stauffer, Annemarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/862589043.
Tacitus, Cornelius. The Agricola ; and, The Germania. Translated by Harold B Mattingly and J. B Rives. London: Penguin, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/973306571.
Vincent, Susan J., and Mary Harlow, eds. A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/967107605.
Watson, Philip J. Costume of Old Testament Peoples. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/559416965.
Watson, Philip J., and Jack Cassin-Scott. Costume of Ancient Egypt. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/246269991.
Williams, Dyfri, and Jack Ogden. Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World. London: British Museum Press, 1994. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/422799018.
Wilson, Lillian M. The Roman Toga. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology, no. 1. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1924. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/963581613.

Primary Sources

Tacitus, Cornelius. The Agricola ; and, The Germania. Translated by Harold B Mattingly and J. B Rives. London: Penguin, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/973306571.

Prehistoric, Ancient Mesopotamia & Egypt

Barber, E. J. W. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. New York: Norton, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60179765.
Cifarelli, Megan, and Laura Gawlinski, eds. What Shall I Say of Clothes?: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, number 3. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/991862583.
Crowfoot, Elisabeth. “A Romano-Egyptian Dress of the First Century B.C.?” Textile History 20, no. 2 (January 1, 1989): 123–28. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049689793700239.
Glob, P. V. The Bog People; Iron Age Man Preserved. Ithaca: Cornell university press, 1969. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/769662146.
King, Donald. “Roman and Byzantine Dress in Egypt.” Costume 30, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1179/cos.1996.30.1.1.
Spindler, Konrad. The man in the ice: the amazing inside story of the 5000 year old body found trapped in a glacier in the Alps. London: Phoenix, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/923716574.
Stauffer, Annemarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/862589043.
Watson, Philip J. Costume of Old Testament Peoples. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/559416965.
Watson, Philip J., and Jack Cassin-Scott. Costume of Ancient Egypt. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/246269991.

Greek, Etruscan & Roman

Barber, E. J. W. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. New York: Norton, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60179765.
Bonfante, Larissa. Etruscan Dress. Updated ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52031418.
Cifarelli, Megan, and Laura Gawlinski, eds. What Shall I Say of Clothes?: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, number 3. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/991862583.
Crowfoot, Elisabeth. “A Romano-Egyptian Dress of the First Century B.C.?” Textile History 20, no. 2 (January 1, 1989): 123–28. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049689793700239.
Edmondson, J. C., and Alison Keith, eds. Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture. Phoenix. Supplementary Volume = Tome Supplémentaire 46. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/706877847.
Granger-Taylor, H. “Weaving Clothes to Shape in the Ancient World: The Tunic and Toga of the Arringatore.” Textile History 13, no. 1 (January 1, 1982): 3–25. https://doi.org/10.1179/004049682793690968.
Gullberg, Elsa, and Paul Åström. The Thread of Ariadne. A Study of Ancient Greek Dress. Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, v. 21. Göteborg: P. Åström, (S. Vägen 61), 1970. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/489913845.
King, Donald. “Roman and Byzantine Dress in Egypt.” Costume 30, no. 1 (January 1, 1996): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1179/cos.1996.30.1.1.
Papantōniou, Iōanna. Greek Dress: From Ancient Times to the Early 20th Century. Athens: Commercial Bank of Greece, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/833886057.
Sebesta, Judith L. The World of Roman Costume. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/265025793.
Tacitus, Cornelius. The Agricola ; and, The Germania. Translated by Harold B Mattingly and J. B Rives. London: Penguin, 2010. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/973306571.
Vincent, Susan J., and Mary Harlow, eds. A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/967107605.
Williams, Dyfri, and Jack Ogden. Greek Gold: Jewellery of the Classical World. London: British Museum Press, 1994. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/422799018.
Wilson, Lillian M. The Roman Toga. The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology, no. 1. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1924. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/963581613.

Surveys & General Overviews

Barber, E. J. W. Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times. New York: Norton, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60179765.
Cifarelli, Megan, and Laura Gawlinski, eds. What Shall I Say of Clothes?: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Dress in Antiquity. Selected Papers on Ancient Art and Architecture, number 3. Boston: Archaeological Institute of America, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/991862583.
Klepper, Erhard, and James Laver. Costume in Antiquity; 480 Illustrations. London: Thames and Hudson, 1964. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/493121803.
Papantōniou, Iōanna. Greek Dress: From Ancient Times to the Early 20th Century. Athens: Commercial Bank of Greece, 2000. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/833886057.
Vincent, Susan J., and Mary Harlow, eds. A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion: Antiquity (500BCE-800AD). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/967107605.

Filmography

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Prehistoric

Annaud, Jean-Jacques. Quest for Fire, 1982. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082484/.
Chaffey, Don. One Million Years B.C., 1967. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060782/.
Chapman, Michael. The Clan of the Cave Bear, 1986. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090848/.
Connor, Kevin. The People That Time Forgot, 1977. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076535/.
Emmerich, Roland. 10,000 BC, 2008. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443649/.
Gottlieb, Carl. Caveman, 1981. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082146/.
Hawks, Howard. Fig Leaves, 1926. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016854/.

Ancient Mesopotamia & Egypt

Curtiz, Michael. The Egyptian, 1954. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046949/.
DeMille, Cecil B. The Ten Commandments. Paramount Pictures, 1956. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049833.
DeMille, Cecil B. The Ten Commandments. Paramount Pictures, 1923. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014532.
DeMille, Cecil B. Samson and Delilah, 1950. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041838/.
DeMille, Cecil B. Cleopatra. Biography, Drama, History, 1934. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024991/.
Edwards, J. Gordon. Cleopatra, 1917. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007801/.
Griffith, D. W. Intolerance: A Sun-Play of the Ages: A Drama of Comparisons. Triangle Film Corporation, 1916. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0006864.
Hawks, Howard. Land of the Pharaohs, 1955. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048283/.
Pascal, Gabriel. Caesar and Cleopatra, 1946. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038390/.
Thorpe, Richard. The Prodigal, 1955. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048517/.
Young, Roger. Joseph, 1995. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113483/.

Greek, Etruscan & Roman

Bekmambetov, Timur. Ben-Hur. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Paramount Pictures, 2016. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2638144/.
Blasetti, Alessandro. Fabiola, 1951. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041342/.
Brass, Tinto, and Bob Guccione. Caligula, 1980. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080491/.
Camerini, Mario. Ulysses, 1955. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047630/.
Daves, Delmer. Demetrius and the Gladiators, 1954. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046899/.
Davis, Desmond. Clash of the Titans, 1981. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082186/.
DeMille, Cecil B. The Sign of the Cross, 1933. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023470/.
Dieterle, William. Salome, 1953. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046269/.
Edel, Uli. Caesar, 2003. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284741/.
Guazzoni, Enrico. Quo Vadis?, 1913. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0002445/.
Koster, Henry. The Robe, 1953. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046247/.
Kubrick, Stanley. Spartacus. Universal Pictures, 1960. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054331.
LeRoy, Mervyn, and Anthony Mann. Quo Vadis, 1951. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043949/.
Lester, Richard. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. United Artists, 1966. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060438.
Leterrier, Louis. Clash of the Titans, 2010. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800320/.
Lubin, Arthur. Night in Paradise, 1946. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038778/.
Mankiewicz, Joseph L. Julius Caesar, 1953. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045943/.
Petersen, Wolfgang. Troy. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2004. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452.
Ray, Nicholas. King of Kings, 1961. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055047/.
Rossen, Robert. Alexander the Great, 1956. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048937/.
Schoedsack, Ernest B., and Merian C. Cooper. The Last Days of Pompeii, 1935. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026605/.
Scott, Ridley. Gladiator. Dreamworks, 2000. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495.
Seiter, William A., and Gregory La Cava. One Touch of Venus, 1948. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040669/.
Sidney, George. Jupiter’s Darling, 1955. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048239/.
Snyder, Zack. 300, 2007. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/.
Stevens, George, and David Lean. The Greatest Story Ever Told, 1965. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059245/.
Stone, Oliver. Alexander, 2004. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0346491/.
Wise, Robert. Helen of Troy, 1956. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049301/.
Wyler, William. Ben-Hur. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1959. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052618.

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chiton

An ancient Greek garment created from a single piece of cloth wrapped around the body and held together by pins at the shoulders.

Egyptian

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Etruscan

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fibula

The fibula, which was popular in Greek culture, served as a pin to both hold garments together and to show status of those with prestige or power within society.

Greek

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kaunakes

One of the earliest forms of clothing. Made from goat or sheep’s wool and meant to be worn around the waist like a skirt, it is recognizable by its fringe detailing.

kohl

A black material made out of minerals such as galena and used for eyeliner and eye protection in ancient Egypt.

Minoan

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peplos

A draped, outer garment made of a single piece of cloth that was worn by women in ancient Greece. Loose-fitting and held up with pins at the shoulder, its top edge was folded over to create a flap and it was often worn belted.

Prehistoric

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Roman

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