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Empire of Honour

J.E. Lendon (1997), Empire of Honour (Oxford: Oxford University Press: 0199247633), is an absolutely brilliant application to Imperial Roman history of Montesquieu's apothegm that:

The ruling principle of a republic is virtue; of a despotism, fear; and of a monarchy, honor.

Wonderful book. Just saying.