The Romans were well aware of various fabric dyes. But, they DID NOT dye their togas. The toga was an off white woolen garment. Children, senators and the emperor could have a purple stripe along the edges, but that was all. The only variation of the toga's color was when a man was running for public office. He would then lighten and whiten his toga with powdered chalk as a symbol of his purity of intentions.
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No of course not! Underwear wasn't invented until the late 1880's and 2000 years ago Greco-Roman togas were used without underwear. Wearing underwear under a toga defeats the …purpose of wearing a toga. A toga provides loose coverage and a feeling of freedom. Try wearing a toga with and without underwear and decide which feels better. (MORE)
In Hair Dye
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A toga was usually white. The Ropmans also had coloured togas which were symbols of status. The toga preatexta, was white and had a purple border. It was worn by current offi…cers of state, former officers of state in festivals and other ceremonial occasion and on burial, some priests and the male children of senators from the age of 12 to 17. It was also worn by the last three kings of Rome during the monarchy which preceded the republic. During the period of rule by emperors it could also be bestowed as a honour independently of rank. The toga picta was purple and embroidered with gold. During the republic it was worn by generals when they celebrated their triumphs and the preator urbanus when he rode the chariot of the gods into the circus (chariot racing track) to open a games festival which were called ludi Apollinares (the games of Apollo). During the period of rule by emperors it was worn by officers of state at the gladiatorial games, by the consuls, and by the emperor on special occasions.Just a small footnote to the toga's color. Although it was white, it was not the "white" that we think of. It was an off white (wool white). The only time it was our idea of white was when a man was running for a public office. Then he would have his togas made pure white with chalk to as to impart the impression that he was an honest, honorable candidate. (MORE)
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