The Romans were called “a people clothed in a toga.” These bleached wool outerwear was a sign of belonging to the free Romans. The young man put on a toga when he became an adult and received the rights of a citizen. Applicants for public office wore a white toga (candida). Hence the word “candidate” comes from.
Senators wore a toga with a purple stripe. The toga of the triumphant commander was purple or red. Subsequently, such a toga became a sign of imperial dignity. In Rome, clothing emphasized social status, nobility and wealth.
Commoners were contemptuously called “the tunic-wearing folk.” In a short sleeveless shirt – a tunic – it was comfortable to work. The tunic was also worn as underwear. Ordinary Romans wore toga on especially solemn occasions. Women wore a table over a tunic – clothes like a wide skirt. The Romans used to wear different cloaks – short and long.
Roman shoes were quite varied – leather sandals with thick soles, boots with straps. Red shoes were a sign of nobility, a high position in society.
Remember: The process of learning a person lasts a lifetime. The value of the same knowledge for different people may be different, it is determined by their individual characteristics and needs. Therefore, knowledge is always needed at any age and position.