The First Man in Rome - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Marius has decided to sit out the winter in Cirta, while Sulla holds Utica. Jugurtha is still on the loose, but King Bocchus of Mauretania has finally decided to formally ally with Rome. Sending his ambassador to Utica, believing Marius will be there, rather than Cirta, Bochhus's man finds Sulla, not Marius. Sulla sends word back to Marius, who in turn tasks Sulla with telling King Bocchus that he needs to deliver Jugurtha alive to Marius if he wants forgiveness from Rome. Sulla sails to a town held by Bocchus, but instead of finding the king, who has fled, he finds an advisor to the king Volux.

Volux informs Sulla that the king has fled because Jugurtha, aware of Sulla's visit, is in the neighborhood. Volux offers to take Sulla to the king's camp outside of town. Sulla asks Volux to ride at night with him through...

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