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Historical Context

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Primary/Period Sources

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Digitized Primary/Period 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.

Secondary Sources

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Schorsch, Deborah. “Gold in Ancient Egypt.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/egold/hd_egold.htm.
“Timeline of Clothing and Textiles Technology.” Wikipedia, n.d. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Timeline_of_clothing_and_textiles_technology&oldid=816458486.
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.
Hall, Rosalind M. Egyptian Textiles. Shire Egyptology 4. Aylesbury, UK: Shire Publications, 1986. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/475146134.
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.
Stauffer, Annemarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/862589043.
Watson, Philip J., and Jack Cassin-Scott. Costume of Ancient Egypt. New York: Chelsea House, 1987. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/246269991.