profusion wrote

i heard that the Roman soldiers (as militant occupying force) were legally permitted to reprimand a barbarian worker -for an offense like stepping out of line and whatever threatening or obnoxious behavior the soldier found agreeable- with a single slap in the face by their left hand. of course they were also lashed and crucified and forced to worship their God and King, but to turn the right cheek was perhaps a display of oppositional defiance against The Law to sabotage that idol-authority and agitate for resistance, refusing to bow down or pay dues instead identifying with that most-high power to rise up against the fear