The toga was a garment like the pallium, more elaborately draped, and worn only by Roman citizens.
These upper garments (himation, pallium, toga) were just large oblong pieces of cloth wrapped around the body in various ways. Working men would typically wear a short chiton which did not reach the knees (figure 2).
There were no shirts or blouses such as we wear today, either.
Both sexes usually wore flowing garments comparable to the modern woman's dress. In the Latin language this was called the palla (for women) or the pallium (for men).
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I offer this survey of ancient headcovering practices in the hope that it will clear away some common misconceptions, and bring into sharper focus the customs which many biblical expositors have held to be so important for an understanding of the Apostle Paul's instruction to the Corinthians regarding headcoverings.
In my opinion this idea raises more problems than it solves.
Among the Greeks it seems that men did not ordinarily wear anything on their heads for worship of their gods, or in public generally.Most "cultural background" treatments of this subject have failed to recognize the importance of the fact that in the first century the Church was itself a sub-culture, having its own traditions and customs.This survey was prepared as a supporting document for my exegetical commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, to which I refer the reader for more specific comments on Paul's explanation of the early Christian custom. Marlowe February 2005 In ancient times men did not wear trousers, and women did not wear skirts.My boss has been acting weird/standoffish towards me since I made this comment, and understandably so. This is problematic on multiple levels, including that you shouldn’t be calling teenage girls “whores” for expressing a perfectly age-appropriate, culture-appropriate interest in dating.But he is also a devout Christian (we’ve discussed this many times), not to mention my boss. Actually, you shouldn’t be calling them “whores” even if it weren’t age-appropriate or culture-appropriate.