Chapter 8 Roman Clothing

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Chapter 8 Roman Clothing

  1. 1. Roman clothing<br />Chapter 8<br />
  2. 2. The Tunic<br />This was the most basic of the Roman garments.<br />It was basically a long, woolen T-shirt that fell just below the knee.<br />Most tunics were solid white.<br />Senators’ tunics had a wide, purple stripe.<br />Equestrians’ (Knights) tunics had a narrow purple stripe.<br />Boys’ tunics, called a toga praetexta, had a garnet-colored stripe.<br />
  3. 3. The toga<br />The toga was the sign of Roman citizenship.<br />No foreigner was allowed to wear a toga, even if he lived in Rome.<br />If a Roman was exiled, they had to leave their toga behind.<br />Curule (high-ranking) magistrates, censors, and dictators wore the toga praetexta.<br />Togas were worn draped over the<br /> left shoulder.<br />
  4. 4. Stola<br />Women wore a stola draped over their tunics, which were longer than the men’s tunics.<br />Stolas were usually made of cotton or wool.<br />Wealthy women wore stolas made of silk.<br />Stolas were found in a variety of <br />colors.<br />
  5. 5. Palla<br />Women also wore a palla over their stola.<br />The palla was worn much like a shawl.<br />The palla could be found in a variety of colors.<br />
  6. 6. Children<br />Most children wore simple, belted tunics.<br />As mentioned before, boys wore tunics with a garnet-colored stripe.<br />
  7. 7. footwear<br />Men and women wore basically the same footwear.<br />Calcei were a cross between <br />a shoe and a sandal, and they <br />were worn outdoors.<br />Soleaewere sandals that were <br />worn indoors.<br />Socci were slippers that were <br />also meant for indoor use.<br />
  8. 8. Hairstyles and beards<br />Most Roman men were clean-shaven and wore short hairstyles.<br />Women’s hairstyles were very elaborate.<br />Romans used hair pieces, wigs, hair lotions, and dyes. Many wanted to be blonde.<br />

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