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Title: Colour in Ancient Greek clothing : a methodological investigation
Author: Cleland, Liza
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2003
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The Introduction states assumptions and outlines the theoretical background to the study. Chapter One examines a selection of the philosophical evidence for Greek colour-categorisation and conception. Chapter Two considers colour-terms applied to clothing, and the philosophical evidence in light of modern theories about the language of colour. Chapter Three provides a new, integrated, edition of the clothing sections of the 'Brauron Inventories,' tabulated and subjected to semiotic analysis. The Appendix to this Chapter provides a Glossary of all the clothing terms, and discusses colour in different garment types. Chapter Four provides a synopsis of references to coloured clothing in Attic drama, principally for comparison with Chapter Three. Chapter Five considers patterns in the representation of colour in clothing on Attic white-ground lekythoi. Chapter Six provides an overview of the availability, results, and impications of colouring techniques in clothing production. Chapter Seven considers colour as a significant concern of cultic clothing regulations, which are collected and translated. The final chapter outlines conclusions, and is followed by the Bibliography.
Supervisor: Rutter, Keith; Stears, Karen Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Greek clothing ; Colour