Design context

For amusement, I started building a model of this for some renders (OT: was trying to do it poly, kept jumping between Max and Maya, can't decide which is "better" for this type of poly modeling). Got me wondering, just wanted to confirm: outside of the [latin], were you picturing kind of a roman/greek city-state kind of thing (ie. hard metal, gladiator style) or more of a draped thing, as the folds at the bottom would indicate?