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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 November 2016) 12 (3): 339–354.
Published: 01 November 2016
... “vengeful Cares” were placed before the entrance to the underworld. A burdensome form of care drags humans into what was called the “slough of despond.” In Seneca, care is the power humans have to lift themselves up and place themselves on a level with the gods. For the tragic playwright, care was key to...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2016) 12 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2016
... tide of consumer items ( Dalby 2000) , Featherstone instead scrutinizes the cultural politics of Roman luxus. In addition, he does so by way of a comparative analysis of Nero, who drove Roman luxus to its psychopathic limits, and the Stoic philosopher Seneca, who advocated mos maiorum , or the moral...