Gladiators in the Colosseum at ancient Rom.
“Pollice Verso”. Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme.
The Latin phrase Pollice Verso means “with a turned thumb”, and refers to the hand gesture or thumbs signal used by Ancient Roman crowds to pass judgment on a defeated gladiator.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)