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Evgeny Roshchin

for this agreement with Rome (‘amicitiam et foedus petentibus’) and of the Senate and people of Rome granting the treaty of friendship, when deserved (‘foedus et amicitia dabuntur, cum meruerit’) (Sallust, The War with Jugurtha CIV, 4; also CXI, 1). Naturally, if someone is in a position to accept requests and grant agreements, there should be a possibility to reject friendship (‘repulsum ab amicitia’, ibid. CII, 13). Secondly, the literature abounds in examples of contracted or formed amicitia. Julius Caesar makes use of amicitia populi Romani in this way in his

in Friendship among nations