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Classics and General Humanities

Advice from the ancients on how to dress

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Producing textiles was an essential part of women’s work in the Greco-Roman world. In addition to giving us a glimpse of ancient daily life, the process of making cloth by hand influences language and becomes a source of metaphor. Textile work is part of the etymology of words like hymn, rhapsody, and text. Come learn about how ancient textiles were made and how this craft continues to have an impact on how we speak today. Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 11.15 a.m. -12.30 p.m., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall.  Letter Size_AdviceFromAncients_Sp2024_Jones