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Title Greek and Roman textiles and dress : an interdisciplinary anthology.
Imprint Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (425 pages)
Series Textile Research Series
Textile Research Series.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Clothing and dress -- Greece -- History -- To 500.
Clothing and dress -- Rome.
Textile fabrics, Ancient -- Greece.
Textile fabrics, Roman.
Rome (Empire)
To 500
Genre History.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Chapter 1: Weaving the Threads: methodologies in textile and dress research for the Greekand Roman world -- the state of the art and the case for cross-disciplinarityby Mary Harlow and Marie-Louise Nosch; Chapter 2: Embellishment Techniques of Classical Greek Textiles by Stella Spantidaki; Chapter 3: The Importance of Beginnings: gender and reproduction in mathematics and weavingby Ellen Harlizius-Klück; Chapter 4: Representation and Realities: fibulas and pins in Greek and Near Eastern iconographyby Cecilie Brøns.
Chapter 5: Dressing the Citharode: a chapter in Greek musical and cultic imagery by Marco ErcolesChapter 6: Alchemical Textiles: colourful garments, recipes and dyeing techniquesin Graeco-Roman Egyptby Matteo Martelli; Chapter 7: The Conservation of a 5th-Century BC Excavated Textile Find from the KerameikosCemetery at Athensby Christina Margariti and Maria Kinti; Chapter 8: Transport Amphoras and Loomweights: integrating elements of ancientGreek economies?by Mark L. Lawall; Chapter 9: The Wool Basket: function, depiction and meaning of the kalathosby Elisabeth Trinkl.
Chapter 10: Unravelling the Tangled Threads of Ancient Embroidery: a compilation ofwritten sources and archaeologically preserved textilesby Kerstin Droß-Krüpe and Annette Paetz gen. SchieckChapter 11: New Archaeological Data for the Understanding of Weaving in Herakleia, Southern Basilicata, Italyby Francesco Meo; Chapter 12: Roman Art: what can it tell us about dress and textiles? A discussionon the use of visual evidence as sources for textile researchby Lena Larsson Lovén.
Chapter 13: Where Marble Meets Colour: surface texturing of hair, skin and dress on Romanmarble portraits as support for painted polychromyby Amalie SkovmøllerChapter 14: Dressing the Adulteressby Jessica Dixon; Chapter 15: Looking Between Loom and Laundry: vision and communication in Ostianfulling workshopsby Elizabeth Bevis; Chapter 16: Roman Textiles and Barbarians: some observations on textile exchangebetween the Roman Empire and Barbaricumby Zofia Kaczmarek; Chapter 17: The Multiple Functions and Lives of a Textile: the reuse of a garmentby Ines Bogensperger.
Chapter 18: Discovering Late Antique Textiles in the Public Collections in Spain:an interdisciplinary research projectby Laura Rodríguez Peinado, Ana Cabrera Lafuente, Enrique Parra Cregoand Luis Turell CollChapter 19: A New Approach to the Understanding of Historic Textilesby Pilar Borrego and Carmen Vega; Chapter 20: Burial Threads: a late antique textile and the iconography of the VirginAnnunciate spinningby Catherine C. Taylor.
Summary Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies incl.
Other Author Harlow, Mary, 1956- editor.
Nosch, Marie-Louise, editor.
Other Title Print version: Harlow, Mary. Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress : An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Havertown : Oxbow Books, ©2014 9781782977155