de Luxuria Propagata Romana Aetate / Roman Luxury in Its Many Forms (Paperback)
"De luxuria propagata romana aetate / Roman luxury in its many forms focuses on luxonomics, or the economy of luxury in Roman times, and how its study is an element that is essential to understanding the history of the period. This volume brings together the contributions of leading experts in the study of luxury to present the full range of perspectives on the production and consumption of luxury items and, moreover, from the variety of approaches offered by Ancient History. The book is organised in chronological order, and the evolution of the luxury economy is divided into areas of consumption, production, and criticism. The analytical focus on the interaction between the notions of need and desire suggests that the historical development of luxury and business in Rome can be divided into five categories: houses, clothing, jewellery, food, and leisure.