Seen in general usage from about the 10th Century BC until the 6th Century AD, The Abolla was the true basis for the later Roman Toga. The Abolla was a single-piece garment was originally regulated to Military Officers, but was later adopted by Greek Men. The long Cloth was worn over other clothing, as an outer garment. The Abolla was cinched at the upper left or right shoulder apex, by aid of a brooch or pin. Coloring, achieved by dyes – ranged from White to Blues and Reds. The Abolla would eventually become a type of iconic and traditional wear for Greek Philosophers and Teachers.