International Law in Archaic Rome


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Author  Professor Alan Watson
Publisher  The Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date   February 1, 1993
ISBN  0801845068
Pages  120

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Alan Watson focuses on the Roman priests known as the fetiales, whose sole duties were declaring war, demanding reparations before war began, and making treaties. He concludes that their rituals were real attempts to settle disputes among the ethnically and linguistically related Latin peoples.

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