HUMANITAS: Cicero coined the term humanitas (literally, "human nature") to describe the development of human virtue in all its forms, denoting fortitude, judgment, prudence, eloquence, and even love of honor—which contrasts with our contemporary connotation of humanity (understanding, benevolence, compassion, mercy). The Latin term is certainly a fitting title for Fredric Roberts’ series, as the reader is struck with respect and awe for the individual fortitude and eloquence of his subjects, rather than pity for their plight. Each photograph tells a compelling story.

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