Ancient Roman senator with his wife

Ancient Roman senator with his wife

Senators, being members of the highest social class of ancient Rome, wore togas with purple edges.

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Roman senator, senator, toga, antiquity, Rome, history of lifestyles, Roman society, clothing, mantle, tunic, society, senate, politics, history of clothing, lawmaking, clothes, custom, social hierarchy

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  • What color was the edge of the togas of Roman magistrates?
  • What was the most sought-after (and most expensive) dye/color in the antiquity?

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