Fighting hydra-like luxury: sumptuary regulation in the Roman Republic

From the Old Testament to classical Rome, from the religious societies of the Middle Ages to Elizabethan England, luxury has been morally condemned. In Rome, sumptuary laws seemed the only weapon to defeat 'hydra-like luxury', the terrible monster that was weakening even the strongest citi...

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Main Author: Zanda, Emanuela.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London : Bristol Classical Press, 2011.