We have no representation of shoes on horses, though on the frieze of the Parthenon, for instance, we should expect to see traces of shoes had they existed, as well as of bridles. The cut and fit of his sandals and shoes was indeed not one of the least of the Greek dandy's anxieties Plato, Phaedo , p. Not only have we the relief from Gaul see Baumeister, Denkm. Even if we were able to identify the various shapes mentioned in literature with those shown on the monuments, the question would not be settled, for the transition from one class to another is represented by so many intermediate forms that a hard and fast line cannot be drawn. It is formed of three layers, joined together by pegs, the top layer being painted red and covered with leather. Indeed, this was the favourite gibe which the Romans of the old school cast at those who found the pallium and crepidae more comfortable than the toga and calceus. It was not only worn by the Greeks and Romans of all periods, but still survives. Round the edge are a number of pairs of holes for attaching strings or thongs Compte Rendu, , p. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue.