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date: 25 May 2019

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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

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