What Did Julius Caesar Wear?


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Julius Caesar likely wore both a tunic and a toga. In ancient Rome clothing was a display of status within the hierarchy. Since Julius Caesar rose to power as a dictator, his attire was likely extravagant and made from expensive linen.

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Tunics were worn under togas and were typically made of wool. According to an historian named Suetonius, Julius Caesar wore a long-sleeved tunic under his toga, which was perhaps unusual because long sleeves on tunics were considered effeminate. Togas were bulky robes and were meant as a display garment.

There were many different types of togas, some more decorated than others to display social status. Togas were white in color and worn in a draped fashion around the body.

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