Non sono particolarmente d'accordo con il punto di vista implicito nel paragone (soprattutto quando si parla d'immigrazione o libero commercio), ma si tratta di un commento comunque interessante:
The city of Rome was on welfare with citizens being given free bread. One Roman commented: 'Those who live at the expense of thepublic funds are more numerous than those who provide them.' Tax collectors were 'more terrible than the enemy.'
Gladiators provided violent entertainment in the Coliseum. There was injustice incourts, exposure of unwanted infants, infidelity, immorality and perverted bathhouses.
5th-Century historian Salvian wrote:
'O Roman people be ashamed... Let nobody think otherwise, the vices of our bad lives have alone conquered us'."
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