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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 66–82.
Published: 01 March 2016
... idea of luxus in the Roman context through a discussion of the relationship between the emperor Nero, who pushed luxury toward its psychopathic limits, and the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who championed mos maiorum , the moral life of moderation, and a utopia of balance and proportion. In order to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2018) 14 (1): 51–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... : Routledge . De Laveleye Emile . 2016 . “ Luxury Is Unjustifiable .” With an introduction by John Armitage and Joanne Roberts . Cultural Politics 12 ( 1 ): 42 – 48 . Featherstone Mark . 2016 . “ Luxus: A Thanatology of Luxury from Nero to Bataille .” Cultural Politics 12 ( 1...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Emperor Nero’s (54–68 BC) Rome and, in particular, the Roman concept of luxus as excess. Avoiding a consideration of those Roman luxury industries that flourished by supplying the affluent of Rome with a vast tide of consumer items ( Dalby 2000) , Featherstone instead scrutinizes the cultural politics of...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2017) 13 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2017
... realm of fiction. When the empress Agrippina, the eponymous heroine of Daniel Casper von Lohenstein’s 1665 tragedy, tries to persuade her son Nero to indulge in strategically rationalized incest, her highly rhetorical argument is “that the nature of things is like a compass” because “the river flows to...