Sunday, August 21, 2005

Early Roman trousers?

Gabriele has asked if she can have her 122 AD Romans wearing trousers in winter on Hadrian's Wall. Erm, that'll be in Roman Military Clothing (1), which I don't possess (too early for me). However it does list trousers in the contents on the website, though the actual form of the trousers could be any number of variations. But I think it's a common sense sort of answer anyway. The question would be 'why wouldn't they wearing trousers?' It's ruddy freezing up on Hadrian's Wall in winter, when it's not generally horrible. It's generally been gloomy during the summer when I've been up there (except for one notable exception when we did a show at Chesters) Suffice to say it ain't the Mediterranean; knobbly knees show not required, thank you.


At 10:55 pm BST, Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Yep, that's what I thought, too. Even those tough Romans probably didn't want to freeze their behinds off - or more important body parts for that matter. ;) And those tunics and pteryges don't look like warm stuff exactly.


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