A quilted action of the fifteenth century.

Acton

A quilted action of the fifteenth century.

Boys reading in school during the middle ages.

Boys reading

Boys reading in school during the middle ages.

"A tunic with sleeves. The tunic of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans was originally without sleeves, or they only came a little way down the arm. On the other hand, the Asiatic and Celtic nations wore long sleeves sewed to their tunics. Also the Greeks allowed tunics with sleeves to females, although it was considered by the Romans indecorous when they were worn by men. Cicero mentions it as a great reproach to Catiline and his associates, that they wore long tunics with sleeves. The annexed cut represents the figure of a woman, whose sleeves reach to the elbow, and who wears the capistrum to assist her in blowing the tibiae pares." — Smith, 1873

Chirodota

"A tunic with sleeves. The tunic of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans was originally without sleeves,…

Diana, attired for the chase.

Diana

Diana, attired for the chase.

"A dress which had only a sleeve for the left arm, leaving the right with the shoulder ad a part of the breast free, and was for this reason called exomis. It is represented in the following figure of Charon." — Smith, 1873.

Exomis

"A dress which had only a sleeve for the left arm, leaving the right with the shoulder ad a part of…

Sick boy attended by man.

Sick boy

Sick boy attended by man.

An ancient Greek soldier.

Greek soldier

An ancient Greek soldier.