I recently obtained the Gold version and quite like the game so far after playing the POM version from Steam.
I am having difficulty in getting the diplomacy functions to work. I bring up the diplo menu and I can see the various factions that are visible to me as well as the round parthenon icon, the red/orange columnar bar and the green columnar bar beside each faction however there is no option to form any of the described diplomatic activities discussed it the manual, such as truce or alliance.
The only interactive thing i can do is click on a given faction which brings up a short blurb about that faction from the glossary.
Can someone please enlighten me as to how this works?