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“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


tunic, Chirodota


William Smith, A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1873) 77


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