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The Oxford Classical Dictionary
David WhiteheadDavid Whitehead

literally the love of honour (timē). The pursuit of honour(s), tangible or intangible, was a constant of élite behaviour throughout Graeco-Roman antiquity; all that changed was its context and the extent to which it was given unbridled expression or else harnessed to the needs of the community at large. Of the latter phenomenon classical Athens (... ...

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