Mireille Lee Writes Monograph on Ancient Greek Dress

mireilleleebookcoverMireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art and classical studies, has written the first general monograph on ancient Greek dress in English to be published in more than a century: Body, Dress and Identity in Ancient Greece, forthcoming in December from Cambridge University Press.

By applying modern dress theory to the ancient evidence, Lee reconstructs the social meanings attached to the dressed body in ancient Greece. Whereas many scholars have focused on individual aspects of ancient Greek dress, from the perspectives of literary, visual, and archaeological sources, this book synthesizes the diverse evidence and offers fresh insights into this essential aspect of ancient society.

Accessible to a broad audience, Lee’s book is lavishly illustrated and relates ancient society to the modern world.

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