New Publication by Dr. Moshe Blidstein in the Mediterranean Historical Review

Congratulations to HCMH’s research member, Dr. Moshe Blidstein, on his article titled “Perjury, Honor and Disgrace in Roman Antiquity” published in the journal Mediterranean Historical Review.

What does society do when confronted with swearing a falsehood, or perjury? This article shows that the wide variety of responses found in ancient Mediterranean cultures to this question may be explained by appealing to their different notions of the role of honor and shame in punishment of crimes.