In Constantinople itself sedition and profligacy were rampant, the emperors were the tools of faction and cared but little for the interests of their subjects, whose lot was one of hopeless misery and depravity.
The ancient historians invariably note the profligacy of the inhabitants of Byzantium.
Its prosperity, as also its profligacy, is attested by the New Testament, by Strabo and Pausanias.
His extravagance, cruelty and profligacy can hardly be explained except on the assumption that he was out of his mind.
She was notorious for her profligacy, avarice and ambition, and exercised a complete ascendancy over her weak-minded husband, with the help of his all-powerful freedmen.