Son of the Numidian king Mastanabal, grandson of Massinissa, brother of Jugurtha, claimed rule despite his mental and physical debility during the war between Rome and Jugurtha. After the war in 105 BC he succeeded his uncle Micipsa with the support of Marius and obtained eastern Numidia (Sall. Iug. 65,1-4).
CAH 9 21994, 30
V. Werner, Quantum bello optimus, tantum pace pessimus, 1995, 35.
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Strothmann, Meret (Bochum),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510