Greek and Roman Fashions - Coloring Book

Greek and Roman Fashions - Coloring Book

Dover Coloring Books
by Tom Tierney
Publisher: Dover Publications
Coloring Book, 44 pages
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The classical lines of Greek and Roman fashions were as elegant as the art and architecture created by the artisans of these ancient Mediterranean civilizations. For his popular coloring-book series on the history of fashion, noted paper-doll illustrator Tom Tierney has carefully recreated a rich assortment of Greek and Roman clothing styles—from garments worn by the nobility of Crete (2000-1200 B. C.) to the apparel of a senator and his family in Rome's late imperial period (A. D. 300-487).

Also included are detailed, accurate portraits of Greek peasants in traditional clothing (1500-1000 B. C.), a Phrygian Amazon with shield and battle ax (ca. 1200-900 B. C.), Roman workers in simple tunics (ca. 750-300 B. C.), a Greek banquet guest and a dancing girl (ca. 500-400 B. C.), Roman gladiators wearing metal shoulder plates and chain mail (300 B. C.-A. D. 250), a Roman bride in a draped robe and veil (25 B. C.-A. D. 300), as well as Grecian and Roman hairstyles, headgear, footwear, and much more. Each plate is accompanied by fact-filled captions.

Caution: As some of the descriptions might indicate, there are a couple of pictures that include female nudity or are at least somewhat sensuous. Tierney is attempting to be accurate in his depictions, but I think he is also trying to be sensitive, as he usually avoids graphic portrayal of details. Still, this is probably not the best book for young boys! —Eli

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