Empire of Honour

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Author  J. E. Lendon
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   July 17, 1997
ISBN  0198150792
Pages  336

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Jon Lendon offers a bold new analysis of how Roman government worked in the first four centuries AD. He contends that a despotism rooted in force and fear enjoyed widespread support among the ruling classes of the provinces on the basis of an aristocratic culture of honor shared by rulers and ruled.

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