My name is Maxima and my pronouns are she/her. In the Known World I reside in the Kingdom of Northshield. In the modern world I live on the indigenous land known as Mnisóta Makhóčhe, the lands of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.

I share what knowledge and resources I have as a way of paying forward what I have learned from others. Topics herein include: ancient jewelry, garb (i.e. historical outfits), Ancient Rome, history, reenactment, fashion, courtesans…

Dressing the Roman Persona

Coming Soon

Upcoming Classes

SUN (Stellar University of Northshield)
November 13, 2021
Shire of Rockhaven – Crosby, MN

The Link to the class handouts will be posted here shortly before SUN.

All about that Bling: Roman Jewelry
(Updated & I will likely not be teaching this again for awhile)

Simple Roman Garb (i.e. Garments)
Late Republic to Early Empire

Recent Posts & Research Projects

  • Dressing the Roman Persona
    More will be added soon.
  • Roman Jewelry Part V: Earrings
    Many of the earrings found in Ancient Rome are based on Hellenistic styles. The hoop and drop earrings being quite popular in the archeological record.
  • Isis, Anklets, & Body Chains
    The connection between Isis and Venus, along with depictions in art and on sculptures, brings a decent case for identifying the devotee of Isis and thus the Cult of Isis by the jewelry they wore. This also brings further speculation that the anklet was a religious object.
  • Gold Covered Rosettes?
    The case for gold caped rosettes on the gap-sleeved tunic.

Ongoing Series

Roman Jewelry

Part I: An Introduction
Part II: Favored Materials & Styles
Part III: Chains
Part IV: Necklaces
Part V: Earrings

Getting The Roman Look

Part I: Clothing & Shoes
Part II: Hair & Cosmetics
Part III: Accessories

If you have questions, comments, or corrections, or if there is something you would like to see please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you for visiting!