Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity

    Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity

    Maureen Caroll; John Peter Wild

    Amberley 2012

    Paperback 159pp Illustrated

    9781445603001   Product Code: 98863

    'Naked we come into the world, but we are extraordinarily unlucky if naked we leave it': a human reaction is to cover the dead with textiles. This volume presents the results of ground-breaking research into clothing and textiles in the context of death and burial between the fifth century BCE and the fifth century CE. The ten essays draw on sources including archaeological evidence and funerary portraits to discuss clothing in Roman, Classical and Hellenistic Greek and Egyptian burials.

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