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The Jugurthine War XIII-XXIV Summary and Analysis

As fear spreads throughout Africa, the people divide themselves between Adherbal and Jurgurtha. The majority support Adherbal, but the more warlike support Jurgurtha. With the Roman's support, Jugurtha is able to build a powerful army and take over a portion of Numidia. Adherbal builds a bigger army, but even then, he is no match to his brother's more naturally aggressive men. Jurgurtha forces Adherbal to flee to Rome. Jurgurtha reacts by sending men into Rome to bribe his old friends and make new ones. The bribery works well, and the corrupt Romans build his popularity and ensure his safety.

Adherbal delivers a speech to the Senate asking for their help to defeat Jurgurtha, but many of the men present are already on Jurgurtha's side and tell Adherbal that his brother, Hiempsel. was a violent man...

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