View Full Version : Ancient Greek Sailors

01-07-2009, 09:15 PM
I'm having trouble finding information on what kind of attire an ancient Athenian sailor might have worn. Just a loin cloth? What about a shirt? Cotton? Or would it be like a vest?

Anyone have any idea?

My google-fu is failing me today.

01-07-2009, 09:21 PM
The Greeks were notoriously simple when it came to clothing. An Athenian sailor would own a tunic, which he would wear onshore, but would probably confine himself to a loincloth while at sea. They wouldn't have bothered with a chiton. So what you're looking at basically is a square piece of fabric that can be pinned/gathered to form the tunic, and then reshaped into a loincloth deal once the ship's journey is underway.

01-07-2009, 09:23 PM
So both of your avatars are inaccurate?

01-07-2009, 09:24 PM
Cool. Thanks. Funny you answering because it's one of your edits I'm working on! :D

So both of your avatars are inaccurate?What? :Shrug:

01-07-2009, 09:35 PM
Your little sailor hat and mscelina's viking ensemble....

sorry--you're trying to accomplish serious work here. Carry on!

01-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Toga party!

No, sorry, I'd call 'em tunics too. Rectangular cloth with a head-hole, belted or tied with a cord at the waist, hanging to mid-thigh, standard Hollywood issue.