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[3] Numa also established many other orders of priesthood, of which I shall mention two, besides, those of the Salii and the Fetiales, which more than any others give evidence of the man's reverent piety. The Fetiales were guardians of peace, so to speak, and in my opinion took their name from their office, which was to put a stop to disputes by oral conference, or parley 1 and they would not suffer a hostile expedition to be made before every hope of getting justice had been cut off.

1 Connecting the name with fateri, fari, to speak.

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