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Hairstyles in the arts of Greek and Roman antiquity.
Styling one's hair seems to be an innate desire of humans to emphasize their beauty and power. As reviewed here, hairstyles were influenced by preceding cultures, by religion, by those depicted for gods and emperors on sculptures and coins. In addition, they were determined by aspects of lifestyle such as sports, wealth, and the desire to display inner feelings. The historical changes in fashions can be exemplarily followed by a visitor to an art collection of Graeco-Roman antiquity. The study of hairstyles permits an insight into very basic aspects of the self-conception of individuals and of the respective societies.
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Charité, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org,
Pub Type(s)Historical Article