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A portion of the marble procession relief from the Ara Pacis Augustae

Fig. 1 - Artist unknown. A portion of the marble procession relief from the Ara Pacis Augustae, ca. 9 BCE. Marble. Rome. Source: Ancient.eu


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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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Koda, Harold. “Classical Art and Modern Dress.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/god2/hd_god2.htm.
Koda, Harold. “Classicism in Modern Dress.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/god1/hd_god1.htm.
Lightfoot, Christopher. “Luxury Arts of Rome.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/luxu/hd_luxu.htm.
Breiding, Dirk H. “The Decoration of European Armor.” The Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, n.d. https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/deca/hd_deca.htm.
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.
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.
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.
Sebesta, Judith L. The World of Roman Costume. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2001. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/265025793.
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.
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.