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Adrienne Hagen, “From Sheep to Shawl”: Wool Working in Ancient Greece and Rome

Event Details

Thursday, February 25, 2021
5 p.m.
How did Romans make their famous togas? Not from bedsheets! In this talk, Dr. Hagen will use reproductions of ancient tools to demonstrate how Greeks and Romans processed wool from a raw fleece to a finished textile, including spinning thread with a drop spindle and weaving on a warp-weighted loom. Along the way, we will see how textile production featured in ancient mythology and philosophy and will explore the role of women’s labor in society.