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  • By the time Apollo's games came round early in Quinctilis, these first laws had been joined by two more: a lex Cornelia sumptuaria and a lex Cornelia frumentaria.

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  • Finally the Lex sumptuaria was designed to restrain the extravagance of wealthy families, particularly that of the women, prohibiting them from spending too large a part of the family fortune in jewels, apparel, body slaves, festivities, or buildings, especially in the building of sumptuous villas, then a growing fashion.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • And with the money thus amassed she indulged in ostentatious displays which violated all the prohibitions of the Lex sumptuaria, leading a life of unseemly pleasures, in which it is easy to imagine what sort of example of all the finer feminine virtues she set.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • Beautiful and intelligent, even in the early years of her first marriage she showed a great passion for studies, and a fine artistic and literary taste, and with these a lively inclination toward luxury and display which hardly suited with the spirit or the letter of the Lex sumptuaria which her father had carried through in that year.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • The empress, furthermore, must be the model of all the virtues; fruitful, in order to obey the Lex de maritandis ordinibus; religious, chaste, and virtuous, that she might not violate the Lex de adulteriis; simple and modest, in deference to the Lex sumptuaria.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • _Lex sumptuaria_, leading a life of unseemly pleasures, in which it is easy to imagine what sort of example of all the finer feminine virtues she set.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • Beautiful and intelligent, even in the early years of her first marriage she showed a great passion for studies, and a fine artistic and literary taste, and with these a lively inclination toward luxury and display which hardly suited with the spirit or the letter of the _Lex sumptuaria_ which her father had carried through in that year.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • Finally the _Lex sumptuaria_ was designed to restrain the extravagance of wealthy families, particularly that of the women, prohibiting them from spending too large a part of the family fortune in jewels, apparel, body slaves, festivities, or buildings, especially in the building of sumptuous villas, then a growing fashion.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • The empress, furthermore, must be the model of all the virtues; fruitful, in order to obey the _Lex de maritandis ordinibus_; religious, chaste, and virtuous, that she might not violate the _Lex de adulteriis_; simple and modest, in deference to the _Lex sumptuaria_.

    The Women of the Caesars

  • It is not rash to suppose that the _lex sumptuaria_ of the year 18 was the first grave cause of disagreement.

    Characters and events of Roman History

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