parcere

See: forbear
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The quoted excerpt derives from the Latin lines: "Romane, memento (hae tibi erunt artes) pacique imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
tu regere imperio populos, Romane, memento (hae tibi erunt artes), pacisque imponere morem, parcere subiectis et debellare superbos.
The Roman, however, was characterized in his highest literature as being required parcere subiectis et debellare superbos, and thus dominance is the hallmark of his sexual ethic.