Roman Honor

J. E. Lendon

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780195188004
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Roman Honor

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This article looks at the concept of Roman honor, which consisted mainly of what the Roman imagined his community thought of him. The first section studies Roman honor as similar to Mediterranean honor and introduces the Roman law of iniuria. This is followed by a discussion of the distinctive qualities of Roman honor, such as lack of violence and Roman honor as a constructive force.

Keywords: Roman honor; Mediterranean honor; iniuria; distinctive qualities; violence

Article.  13963 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Ancient Roman History ; Historical Archaeology

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