The Jugurthine War - Jugurthine War L-LXI Summary & Analysis

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Jugurthine War L-LXI Summary and Analysis

Metullus bribes Bohumilcar to bring him Jurgurtha. In return, Metullus tells him he will pardon him for murdering Massiva. Bohumilcar agrees and talks Jurgurtha into surrendering. Metullus tells Jurgurtha to hand over all his arms and elephants before he sends over his men to discuss peace. When the men leave, Jurgurtha has a change of mind realizing the Romans are likely to either execute him or take him into slavery. He decides to renew his fight.

Marius has ambitions to become a consul, but Metullus scuppers his plans, leading to the two of them falling out. Maruis goes to see Gauda. Gauda is a Numidian, who is heir to the Numidian throne after Jurgurtha. Metullus has insulted Gauda by refusing to recognize him as a Prince, and Marius is keen to take advantage of the grudge, telling...

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