The editor: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones has established himself
as a leading interpreter of Greek women's dress, and is author of
a major study, Aphrodite's Tortoise: The veiled woman of Ancient
Greece (CPW/Duckworth, 2003).
The clothing and ornament of Greek women signalled much about the
status and the morality assigned to them. Yet this revealing aspect
of women's history has been little studied. In this collection of
new studies by an international team, ancient visual evidence from
vase-painting and sculpture is used extensively alongside Greek
literature to reconstruct how women of the Greek world were perceived,
and also, in important ways, how they lived.