Roman shoes revealed social status

Published on January 21st, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Shoes found at a Roman military base have revealed that the children and infants who lived there wore shoes that reflected their social status.

The teeny-tiny shoes, some sized for infants, not only reveal that families were part of Roman military life, but also show that children were dressed to match their parent’s place in the social hierarchy, said study researcher Elizabeth Greene of the University of Western Ontario.

“The role of dress in expressing status was prominent even for children of the very youngest ages,” Greene said.

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Story: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience | Photo: Elizabeth Greene, University of Western Ontario

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