This afternoon my dear cousin Magistra Lucretia Marcella and I discuss Roman clothing, how it evolved, what it means, who wears what, and how to get started making some cool summer garb for yourself.
Magistra Marcella is a true delight and a long term inspiration. Her skill as an ornatrix is renowned throughout the Knowne World. You’ll enjoy our lively discussion of all the wonderful reasons to be as in love with classical Rome as she is. We give a good overview of Roman clothing while also briefly dipping in to a hand cart full of adjacent topics, maybe giving you some inspiration about where to take your new Roman persona? Catullus and other famous Roman poets. The love of luxury, conspicuous consumption, and the allure of the exotic, all as tempting now as they were in the past. The ways they saw the world exactly the same, the ways it was completely different. Natural dyes, maybe even natural bleach? If you’re brave! You’ll have to listen to find out why…
Shout out to Wyatt while his arm heals up. Send him good thoughts!
Romans of the SCA on FB
Janet Stephens on YouTube reconstructing historical hairstyles!
Contact Magistra Lucretia Marcella on FB to join the book club or get help with your Roman garb.
Some more great facebook resources for reenactors and gamers in need of Latin help:
Read more about the fascinating Fayum mummy portraits.
Magistra’s go to reference book: Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome by Adkins and Adkin
Magistra’s favorite/go to vendors in the SCA for Roman goodies:
- Sparks of inspiration (me, period inspired jewelry)
- Medieval Medallions, Greg, BROTHEL TOKENS!
- Northstar Armory, Astrid, jewelry and more.
- Lucretia’s Affections, Lucretia Natta, handmade feather fans and more.
- Historical Glassworks.
- Raymond’s Quiet Press.
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Our next episode is coming out on 5/8 and will have a discussion with Soo Yun-nim about the many types of courtesans and sex workers in the East. <3
Sound Engineering: Evan Meier
Script Manager: Kate DuVall (Sophia Berkeley)
- Intro Music: The King of Denmark’s Galliard, written by John Dowland and published in 1604 in Lachrimæ, or Seaven Teares. Perfomed by I Solipsisti. Provided by MusOpen. Sounds provided by ZapSplat and AmbientMixer.
- Courtesan Theatre: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV. 537 (Rondeau arr.) – I. Allegro, written by Antonio Vivaldi. Performed by Michel Rondeau. Provided by MusOpen. “Senbazuru” by Kevin MacLeod. Provided by MusOpen. Available via Creative Commons license at Incompetech.
- Outro Music: The King of Denmark’s Galliard, written by John Dowland and published in 1604 in Lachrimæ, or Seaven Teares. Perfomed by I Solipsisti. Provided by MusOpen.
Edited with Audacity.