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Melisende

Real Romans Don't Wear Pants

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Came across this intriguingly titled article in Forbes, discussing aspects of dress code for Rome during the 4th century as an indicator of stereotype (even a little Game of Thrones references thrown in for good measure - once you get past that the article is quite interesting);

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Within the city of Rome, no one shall wear pants or boots. But if any man after the issuance of this regulation of Our Clemency should obstinately persist in such contumacy, he shall be punished accordingly as his legal status permits and expelled from our sacred city (Codex Theodosianus,14.10.3 [June 6, 399 CE])

The link to the article is here @ Forbes

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It was an attempt to stifle the spread of barbarian fashions which many senior Romans objected to.

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