Subligaculum


Subligaculum

A subligaculum was a kind of undergarment worn by ancient Romans. It could come either in the form of a pair of shorts, or in the form of a simple loincloth wrapped around the lower body. It could be worn both by men and women. In particular, it was part of the dress of gladiators, athletes, and of actors on the stage.

References

*William Smith: "A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities," John Murray, London, 1875. ( [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/secondary/SMIGRA*/Subligaculum.html art. "Subligaculum"] )


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