An international symposium focusing on fashion in the Roman empire is being organised this Friday in the southern Greek city of Kalamata by the universities of the Peloponnese, Crete and the local municipality.

The symposium is entitled "Modern approaches to the study of ancient fabrics: Techniques and sociological aspects of Roman dress". It is organised by the department of history, archaeology and cultural goods management of the University of the Peloponnese and the history and archaeology department of the university of Crete.

It is taking place under the aegis oc the European programme "Dress ID: Clothing and Identities. New Perspectives on Textiles in the Roman Empire.