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Costume as an Indicator of Status in Late Antique Mosaic Pavements of the Eastern Mediterranean

dc.contributor.advisorHolum, Kenneth Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorZielinski, Risa Storlieen_US
dc.description.abstractRomans used everyday costume to indicate status. The evidence analyzed here is mosaic pavements from Roman Syria and Palestine portraying a range of individuals from different social levels. Chapter 1 discusses costume as a means of communication and symbolic behavior, how the Romans used costume to indicate status, and why mosaics are useful in this analysis. Chapters 2 and 3 explore how everyday costume, as represented in mosaics, indicated status by using garment quantity, color, decoration, and jewelry. Chapter 2 analyzes mosaics from the second through fourth centuries AD, chapter 3 those of the fifth and sixth centuries. The main point is to show how costume in mosaics, and presumably in real life, changed in the transition from the High Empire to Late Antiquity.en_US
dc.titleCostume as an Indicator of Status in Late Antique Mosaic Pavements of the Eastern Mediterraneanen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistory/Library & Information Systemsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistory, Ancienten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLate Antiquityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmosaic pavementsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRoman costumeen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRoman Palestineen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRoman Syriaen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstatus indicationen_US

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