By Claude Eilers (ed.)
The Roman international was once essentially a face-to-face tradition, the place it was once anticipated that conversation and negotiations will be performed in individual. this is often obvious in Rome's contacts with different towns, states, and kingdoms - no matter if based, autonomous, pleasant or adverse - and within the improvement of a diplomatic behavior with its personal rhythms and protocols that coalesced right into a self-sustaining procedure of communique. This quantity of papers deals ten views at the means during which ambassadors, embassies, and the institutional apparatuses aiding them contributed to Roman rule. knowing Roman diplomatic practices illuminates not just questions on Rome's evolution as a Mediterranean strength, yet may also make clear a wide selection of ancient and cultural traits. Contributers of this name are: Sheila L. Ager, Alexander Yakobson, Filippo Battistoni, James B. Rives, Jean-Louis Ferrary, Martin Jehne, T. Corey Brennan, Werner Eck, and Rudolf Haensch.
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