International Law in Archaic Rome: War and Religion (Ancient Society and History)

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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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"One cannot understand Roman religion without a knowledge of Roman law...This particular and unique blend of history requires a particular student. In Professor Watson the Roman 'fetiales' have found that student."--Jerzy Linderski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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