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    Luxury (luxuria)

    Edwards, Catharine (2021) Luxury (luxuria). In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199381135.

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    While the definition of luxury might be contested, high-value goods played a crucial role in articulating social distinction and political power in Greece and Rome. Particularly in ancient Rome, where imperial expansion brought increased wealth and access to a wider range of goods, luxury was often the object of moralizing criticism, both as a personal vice and as a general threat to the well-being of the state.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): historiography, morality, democratic ideology, Roman elite, manliness
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Catharine Edwards
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2021 09:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:09


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