Buttons in Ancient Greece are fascinating because there is an assumption that they were used, and yet few extant items exist. It can be quite frustrating to accept the premise that we should be using buttons on our chitons and yet not know what it should look like when we do. First, let's start with … Continue reading Button, button, who’s got the button?
I have stated before that I did not know what to call the accessory that ties back the sleeves of a chiton in my original discussion about girdles and continued to use the term shoulder harness in my update after visiting Greece. This morning, I was working through checking the Greek description of a plaque … Continue reading Himantes
This previous post provides a detailed survey of the information I have found on Greek belting. Something we know from the evidence is that women's chitons are frequently girdled under the bust with something that looks like a cord, and that sleeved chitons frequently use a shoulder harness, probably another cord, to pull back the … Continue reading Girdle Update
This is a fantastic article. I really recommend it if you want to do Ancient Greek clothing correctly. The chiton (short chiton: chitoniskos) shown in the article and the chlamys look true to period and would be appropriate for most Greeks. I want to emphasize the draping of the chlamys. There is an SCA garment … Continue reading 4th century BCE Macedonian Soldier Clothing
This blog post was upgraded into a page all of its own and can now be found here: Pleat-and-band Ionian Chiton.
Edit: Some fantastic conversations have lead me to add a few clarifications to this piece, because Greek is already confusing enough! I told my husband today that I needed to order new linen and wool because I've been doing it all wrong. The more you research, the more you realize that what is presented most … Continue reading Put A Pin In It
I am constantly surprised by how many similarities there are between items made 2500 years ago and today. I have been having some issues that may be related to sun exposure, so I decided I needed to get a good parasol, but I have been really striving for all of my items to be as … Continue reading Parasols
When we killed off our old characters and re-rolled new ones, I spent quite a bit of time choosing and documenting our names for submission. It was a bit of a daunting task until I found the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (LGPN). This is a fantastic resource, but it might be overwhelming at first. … Continue reading Using the LGPN for documenting a Greek name
All About Them Greeks (in the style of "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor) Khoros: Because you know I’m all about them Greeks ‘Bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout them Greeks, no Romans I’m all about them Greeks, ‘bout … Continue reading Because we can’t be serious all the time
I figured out how to share photos with Google and put the pictures I took at the Getty Villa online. This is a small subset of the items they had on exhibit, but they were the ones that spoke to me. Enjoy!