"IEJ" <Inger_ejohansson@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "deowll" <deowll@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
>> "Alaca" <P.Alaca@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> > IEJ wrote: WoZze.141782$dP1.494952@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
>> > faded a bit.
>> >> I have been thinking about a 'detail' question, maybe not important,
>> >> but here it goes: did the Roman wear any kind of socks in cold
>> >> climate ...
>> > No and, more excitingly, no pants.
>> > But they had very long johns.
>> > Was that the 'detail' you was thinking about?
>> They wore socks up near Hadrians wall. They've got some of the socks and
>> they've got letters about socks.
> Now to the detail. or small details. What was the socks made of and how
> they keep them clean (and soft) enough not to caught (gall-)sores? If one
> today walk over long distances each and other hour one need to make
> arrangements, change socks clean feet etc etc. Otherwise the long walk in
> the end would be a pain. But how did the Romans prevent that? Never read
> anything about those details.
> Inger E
There were permanent encampments with buildings. I'm not sure the article
said what they were made of but my guess is wool or wool with a little linen
of the sort used in frontier America. As for washing they would have done it
themselves or hired somebody to do it or maybe a wife, lover, or slave would
have done it. They weren't supposed to marry but it doesn't seem to have
been much of a secret that many had females off base.