Roman clothing styles, especially elite men's and women's ceremonial styles were remarkably stable. How one dressed and how well one wore the traditional toga (men) or stola and palla (women) said much about your social status and maturity. A male citizens put on his first toga (became "togatus") at puberty in a special ceremony, and a woman would adopt matronly garb when first married.
The Circus Maximus as it was. The first major stadium in Rome built for the Circus Maximus was placed conveniently between the Aventine and Palatine hills, nestled within a small valley. This stadium would usually house the standard fare of the circus which consisted of chariot racing, specialized acts and religious ceremonies. Being that the stadium could accommodate 150,000 spectators, the sight would have been one of amazement for any citizen of the old world.
The word klismos is of Greek origin as is the klismos chair, which is an ancient chair form that was extensively used by the Greeks. It was designed by an unknown designer in the 5th century. It was made for comfort, which can be seen in the way it reclines. If compared to a throne one could say, ” a throne is to rule from and a Klismos is to relax on”. The shape may go even further back in history, and has made several re-appearances, most notably in English Regency and Empire styles.