Claire Pothier ET5B
Greek Clothing
By: Claire Pothier
Greek clothing was sold in the marketplace. You could buy clothes, but they were expensive. Most families made all of their clothes. “Their clothes were simple. They made clothes out of wool for winter wear, and used linen as summer clothing

Greek babies often wore nothing at all, but sometimes they wore cloth diapers. If it was cold they would be more wrapped up in a cloth. Children also often wore only cloth wrapped around their middles like shorts.

Greek men mostly wore a tunic, a sort of knee-length t-shirt made of wool or linen. Often they wore it only over one shoulder. “Over the tunic they wore a wool cloak if it was cold out, which they could also use as a blanket if they needed to.” They wore leather sandals when they weren't barefoot. But many men went barefoot their whole lives!

Greek women wore one large piece of wool or linen, wrapped around them and pinned in different ways to make it stay. The ways of pinning change over time. They tie a belt around their dress at the waist to keep their dress closed. These dresses always came down to their ankles. When it was cold, women also had long wool cloaks or blankets to keep them warm.

All of the Greeks wore leather sandals or no shoes at all. Woman, man, and children wore sandals, slippers, soft shoes, or boots, although they usually went barefoot at home. “The Greeks wore a hat they invented for traveling. It had a chin strap, so it could hang down their back unless they needed it for protection from sunshine or rain.”

Works Cited
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Tierny, Tom. “ Ancient Greek Clothing.” Kidepede. Portland State University, 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2014

“Clothing.” Culture and Society. Ancient Greece,2012.Web. 15 Dec. 2014.

“Clothes.” Wikemedia Commons. Wikigraghics, 13 Dec. 2014. Web Image. 14Dec. 2014. ©
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