By G. J. Meyer

The 1st international warfare is certainly one of history’s maximum tragedies. during this notable and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive learn to carry to existence the tale of the way the nice conflict lowered Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the rules of the realm we are living in today.

The First international warfare is one among history’s maximum tragedies. during this striking and intimate account, writer G. J. Meyer attracts on exhaustive learn to convey to existence the tale of the way the good battle lowered Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million humans, and cracked the rules of the area we are living in today.

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Aug. 44). 4; Sidebottom (1998) 2810–11 on his attitude to Alexander Severus in general. 64 P Dur. 60 = PNR 98; Austin and Rankov (1995) 171. Braund (1984) 56. 820–1; cf. Tac. Ann. 25, guard; Dio Cass. 4, prevent troublemaking. Platner and Ashby (1929) 581; Braund (1984) 10–11; Millar (1988) 370. Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 international rel ations 13 the senators, went to join them on the grounds they were just as brave and noble (Suet. Claud. 25; Tac. Ann. 54).

Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 international rel ations 15 was the existence of the fetiales; yet their rituals were distinctive of Roman thinking. In what was believed to be the original form of declaring war the rituals involved the fetiales making three trips to the enemy: first demanding reparations, then issuing a formal warning and finally a formal declaration of war. 81 The demand for reparations does imply that the other side were perceived to have done a wrong to Rome, but not that Rome or an ally had necessarily been attacked.

2 Engraved relief from the Boscoreale cup depicting Augustus, seated on a folding chair on a dais with soldiers and a lictor in attendance, receiving a kneeling delegation. 93 Outside a camp a meeting could be held on an open plain (Dio Cass. 3) or at a river: on the banks, an island or a bridge (ILS 986; Dio Cass. 2). These places were chosen partly with the practical aim of avoiding an ambush. But they could also have symbolic evocations. Corbulo met Tiridates at the site of a recent battle (Dio Cass.

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