Tuesday, July 04, 2017


A Misprint

Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994), p. 6 (endnote omitted):
The richness of the remains of Roman housing that continue to emerge, especially in Italy but also in the provinces, and the contrast with the general poverty of most pre-imperial Greek domestic architecture, bears testimony to the scale on which Romans pumped their resources into their homes, to their impendium furor.
For impendium furor read impendiorum furor. The phrase comes from Suetonius, Life of Nero 31.4 (ad hunc impendiorum furorem).


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