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  • Causes of this were (I) the peace-loving luxury (born of commercial wealth and contact with Oriental life) of the great Ionian cities of Asia; (2) the tameness with which they submitted first to Lydia and to Persia, then to Athenian pretensions, then to Sparta, and finally to Persia again; (3) the decadence and downfall of Athens, which still counted as Ionian and had claimed (since Solon's time) seniority among " Ionian " states.
  • Other emperors, such as Nero and Caligula, were famed for their decadence and became a byword for excess and cruelty.
  • JP: This might be viewed as the decadence of religious art from the intellectual to the sentimental.
  • It never has come or can come from conformity to the decadence of the times or the clinging comforts of the flesh.
  • First, there is the decadence of the contemporary culture.

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