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Monday, November 24, 2014

Romans wear blonde wigs on their black hair

during the Gallic and Teutonic campaigns blonde wigs made from the hair of captured German slaves were in vogue.

Juvenal(6.120) mocks the sexual excesses of Claudius' notorious wife Messalina who frequented brothels with her dark hair hidden beneath an ash-blonde wig.

Greek and Roman Dress from A to Z
 By Liza Cleland, Glenys Davies, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Page 212

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