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Designing women : studies in the representation of femininity in Roman society

@inproceedings{Shumka2000DesigningW,
  title={Designing women : studies in the representation of femininity in Roman society},
  author={Leslie J. Shumka},
  year={2000}
}
This dissertation aims to explore the rôle of cultus (body care) and omatus (adornment and dress) in the lives of women in the central period of Roman history. Literary, archaeological, and documentary evidence is assembled to illuminate social attitudes toward the impeccably presented woman, and to understand women's perceptions of cultus and 
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