The dress of the man of ancient Greece

The dress of the ancient greek man It did not fit the body but was loose, usually it was a rectangle of cloth that wrapped the body and was held by a cord, clasp or simply made some stitches.

The Greeks were connoisseurs of fabrics such as silks, cotton, linen and even the skin of animals, flax was grown in Asia Minor.

The man's dress consisted of two pieces, the inner one called chiton and the outer mantle or himation men did not wear underwear under the tunic.

The chiton could be Doric or Ionic, the Doric consisted of a rectangle of cloth that freely wrapped the body and was encircled by a belt or brooch.

The chiton was long to the feet, it was called at that time power chiton, underneath as they did not wear underwear, the tunic was like a shirt, the Ionic was made of linen.

It was actually a nightgown with sleeves that fell below the elbow, could be worn by both men and women, and was appropriate for the middle-aged.

The tunic or citwvn was tied to the shoulders with pins or ribbons and adjusted with a belt, to sleep they did not take off the tunic as it served as a shirt for the day and a nightgown for the night, the little ones wore short tunics without tying.

La exomida It was the overalls for slaves, artisans and soldiers, it was a short dress tied at the waist with a belt and tied at the shoulder with a knot which allowed them greater freedom of movement.

El himation It was a square woolen cloth that was placed on the body so that the right arm was exposed and the left was covered.

La chlamys something coarser was a cloak used by the soldiers, a more open and floating cape, the young people used it because it allowed them to have both their arms free.

What they took off to sleep was the belt, the long robes down to the feet were used as ornaments and for ceremonies.


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  1.   estherfrombarcelona said

    A really good page, I love it. I am a 1st year humanities bachelor's degree student and I am passionate about Greece and I think this is an excellent page.

    Esther. Barcelona.

  2.   veronica said

    how good

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  4.   namii said

    Well, to me it seems very good that they put those things, but where does the clothing of women and children come from.

    goodbye

  5.   deysi said

    They dressed very ugly orita, fashion is different