Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited

  title={Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited},
  author={Zeba A. Crook},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  • Zeba A. Crook
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.) He does not make gods who sculpts sacred faces into gold or marble; he makes gods who asks of them. The humblest could hiss you at the games or piss on your statue. They could kill you. Honour is always a question of ascription, not a matter of fact or individual right.1 That honor and shame were and (for the most part) remain pivotal cultural values in the Mediterranean is really beyond question. One can debate fruitfully how honor and shame work… Expand
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