Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece

Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece

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This is the first general monograph on ancient Greek dress in English to be published in more than a century. By applying modern dress theory to the ancient evidence, this book reconstructs the social meanings attached to the dressed body in ancient Greece. Whereas many scholars have focused on individual aspects of ancient Greek dress, from the perspectives of literary, visual, and archaeological sources, this volume synthesizes the diverse evidence and offers fresh insights into this essential aspect of ancient society.especially bad odors when they sweat; with advancing age less, aged men not at alla€ (On Sweat, 5a€“7).105 Foul odors ... 107 The gendered determination of body odors is underscored in Aristophanesa#39; Lysistrata, when the men, and later the women, remove their clothing in order to ... scent in the form of perfume was reserved for those of high status, while naturally occurring body odor was associated withanbsp;...

Title:Body, Dress, and Identity in Ancient Greece
Author:Mireille M. Lee
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-01-12


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