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Personification of honour. Ovid (Fast. 5,23ff.) is the only one to place H. in a genealogy as the husband of Reverentia and father of Maiestas. Apart from that H. plays a role mainly in the military sphere, where he represents honourable and virtuous conduct in situations of war and is closely connected to  Virtus. It is therefore not surprising that important military commanders dedicated temples to the deity, who is often represented with a spear and a cornucopia [1]. In 233 BC, Q. Fabius [30] Maximus Verrucosus erected a sanctuary to H. near the  Porta Capena, right next…

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Schaffner, Brigitte (Basle), “Honos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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