A collection of my finished articles – often updated! 🙂
Intro To Roman Clothing – Updated 3/22/17 – Includes practical construction notes on hair, jewelry, clothes, and undergarments for men, women, and children. 28 pgs
TLDR Bath – For SCAdians panicking the night before a Roman Bath: 2 pages, pics only.
The Roman Stola – An exploration of the construction and social context of the matrona’s overdress, written for the 2017 Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship, single entry. 54 pages, but don’t panic – there are lots of pictures and appendices! NOTE: If you don’t want to read the whole thing, a series of 4 blog posts breaks up the major take-away points into smaller, more easily digestible pieces. The first one on wool is a bit dense, but the later ones on color, construction, and timing are shorter and lighter. 🙂
Roman Jewelry Paper – A survey of the more basic styles of jewelry from 100BCE-300CE, with instructions on making your own. 3/15/17, 28pgs
Handout for the Roman Jewelry class – some overlap with the paper above, with instuctions for making a bracelet, dangling earrings, and crotalia earrings. 6/29/17, 10 pgs.
Roman toilets “Biffy History” – Pages 1-4 posted individually in portajohns at September Crown, 2016, and ATWW, 2017. Page 5 contains sources and bibliography info.
Roman Sexual Imagery – Graphic representations of anatomy (mostly male, but also female) were popular for both apotropaic (protective / good luck) and erotic uses. Ask to see a copy of my paper next time we’re at an event. I bring it with me for this reason. Single entry at the An Tir Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship in 2015. 31 pages.
Saturnalia & the History of Christmas– written as the first half of a class for Yule, exploring the Roman origins of many contemporary Christmas traditions. Updated 12/23/15, 7 pgs. Bonus video (Not by me): The VII Days of Saturnalia! (Dec 17-23)
Gap Sleeve Fasteners 2.1 – Closures for the ionic chiton. Updated 1/8/15 and displayed at 12th Night, Jan 2015. 16 pgs.
Handout for Daily Life in Ancient Rome class
Handout for Beginning (Non-Competitive) Research class
Pinterest: Note that in addition to classic examples I also like to pin weird deviations. 🙂