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and Dress in Grece and the Roman East: A
Technological and Social Approach.
Edited by Iris Tzachili and Eleni Zimi
textiles and their production process are
a difficult scientific venture to embark
upon, due to the complexity of the subject.
They present many different aspects and
touch on a wide variety of social sectors,
such as the economy, technique, raw materials,
commerce, fashion and symbolisms of all
kinds. This is even more the case when the
period covered is the Roman era in Greece,
a multifarious and little-studied time influenced
both by the weight of Classical tradition
and by the new mores and customs spreading
throughout the empire.
volume contains the presentations from a
conference jointly organized by the Department
of History and Archaeology of the University
of Crete, and the Department of History,
Archaeology and Cultural Resources Management
of the University of Peloponnese, held in
Kalamata. The papers touch upon technical
and social issues based on archaeological
and written sources regarding weaving and
dress, and shed light on different aspects
of a particularly complex process.