Roman / Grecian

One of the principal occupations of women in ancient society was weaving. Women wove garments generally of wool for their families. Garments were simple in construction. They were either designed to be wrapped and draped leaving the right arm free.

 Clothing in ancient Rome generally comprised the toga, the tunic the stola, and brooches for these.

The toga - a distinctive garment of Ancient Rome was a cloth of perhaps 20 ft (6 m) in length which was wrapped around the body and was usually worn over a tunic. After the 2nd century BC, the toga was a garment worn only by men. After this time, women were expected to wear the stola. To distinguish prostitute from respectable women, prostitutes had to wear the toga.

The tunic - is any of several types of garments for the body. Simple in style, reaching from the shoulders to a length somewhere between the hips and the ankles. The name derives from the Latin, tunica, the basic garment worn by both men and women in Ancient Rome which was based on earlier Greek garments.

The stola - was the traditional garment of Roman women. The stola was a long, dress, worn over a tunic The stola was usually sleeveless but versions of it did have short or long sleeves. These sleeves could belong to the stola itself or be a part of the tunic. The traditional sleeveless stola was fastened by clasps at the shoulder. The stola typically had two belts. The first was worn just below the breasts creating a great amount of folds. The second and wider belt was worn around the waist. Over the stola, women often wore the palla. The shape was similar to a shawl that a woman of today would wear.

The palla would come in many colours some including blues, greens, and yellows. a sort of shawl made of an oblong piece of material that could be worn as a coat, with or without hood, or draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm, and then over the left arm.

 A brooch - a decorative jewellery item to be attached to garments, often to hold them closed .


purple border - worn by male children and magistrates during official ceremonies.

 gold border - used by generals in their triumphs toga entirely in purple worn by statues of deities and emperors

saffron-  priests, priestesses and officials, white with a purple band red borders by men and women for festivals

centurion - in Greek sources, was a professional officer of the Roman army. Most centurions commanded 80 men but senior centurions commanded a tactical unit or took senior staff roles in their legion. Centurions were also found in the Roman navy.

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