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Ancient Roman Costume History

The Barbarian Invasions. The Migration Period.

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Barbarian migration maps. Barbarian Migrations history. Europe Apres l'Invasion de Barbares.

The Migration Period in Europe, 395-527 A. D.

The Barbarian Invasions.

The Migration Period in Europe, 395-527 A. D.

ON the death of THEODOSIUS THE GREAT, in 395 A.D., the Empire was divided between his sons. Flavius Arcadius taking the eastern, Flavius Honorius the western, half. Four Prefectures have now become a fixed territorial division; the realm of Honorius embraces the Prefectures of Gaul and Italy, that of Arcadius the Prefectures of Illyricum (Illyria) and the East (The Diocese of Western Illyricum belongs to the Prefecture of Italy.). About the same time the invasion of Greece by the Visigoths under Alaric I (396 A. D.) began the series of movements which resulted in the breaking up of the western half of the Empire into German kingdoms-the great historical feature of the fifth century.

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Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian. Ancient Byzantin clothing

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Julian in 360 proclaims at the Palais des Thermes. Was found in 1850. Statue de l’empereur Julien, proclame en 360 au palais des Thermes. Fut trouvée en 1850.  Continue reading

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Herodias, Salome,  Emperor Caligula, Antipas, John the Baptist.

Herodias (8 BC to 39 AD). Divorced wife of Herodes Boethos. Mother of Salome.

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Theodore Child, in “A Mirror of Fair Women,” published in “Harper’s Bazaar,” says: “The women of the Idumean family of the Herods are famous in history for their fatal charms and their insatiable ambition… . Continue reading

The Death of Virginia. Lays of ancient Rome.

Lays of ancient Rome. The Death of Virginia. Thomas Babington Macaulay

The Death of Virginia.

The Death of Virginia

AFTER the decision had been given that Virginia was the slave of Marcus, and therefore subject to the will of her master, Virginius, her father, drew her to one side of the Forum and took her in his arms. Continue reading

Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus

Gallic History. 1st century Roman temple of Augustus at Lyon

Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus in 1st century BC at Lugdunum.

Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus in 1st century BC at Lugdunum.

France – le temple qui fut élevé en l’honneur d’Auguste au IVème siècle par les soixante peuples gaulois à Lugdunum (Lyon). Continue reading

Roman legionary in full armor.

Costume Roman legionary. full armor. weapons. Ancient soldier outfit.

Roman legionary in full armor with signum.

Roman legionary.full armor.weapons

Roman legionary without Signum

Roman legionary.full armor weapons

Back of Roman legionary

Roman legionary in full armor.

Reconstructed after reliefs of the Trajan’s Column (Completed in AD 113). With the addition of original artefacts of the same period.

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Ancient Roman clothing. Roman Emperor, Legionaries, Roman women

Ancient Roman costumes. Roman Legionnaire. Armed Roman commander in armor. Roman slave girl. Lictor. Roman Emperor

Ancient Rome clothing

Ancient Roman clothing.

Top row left: Legionnaire from Germania, insignia carrier. Armed Roman commander in armor. Right: Roman warrior, armed legionaries armor.
Bottom row left: Posh Roman women in Tunica. Roman slave girl. Right: Lictor. Roman Emperor in his coronation robes and Roman imperial crown. Posh Romans.

“On the history of costumes”. Münchener Bilderbogen (Munich pictures sheets). Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.

Ancient Roman Costume History in Europe B.C. 53 to A.D. 450. Extent of the Roman dominion in Europe. The Toga, Tunic, Stola