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Rome and the Vassal Kings: About some Aspects of Interrelationship

This article is devoted to the complicated relations between Rome and its client kingdoms from the II cent. BC up to the beginning of the II cent. AD. The author considers that the client kingdoms were not buffer states from the current viewpoint. In Strabo’s and other ancient authors’ consideration those kingdoms were the organic parts of the Roman Empire. Mutual relations between Rome and the client kings were created on the basis of traditional relationship of patronatus and clientela.