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Hiempsal
(143 words)

[German version]

[1] Heir to the rule of Micipsa, murdered in 117 BC

Together with his brother Adherbal [4] and cousin  Jugurtha heir to the rule of  Micipsa; tripartition of the kingdom. In 117 BC murdered on the orders of Jugurtha (Sall. Iug. 9,4; 11f.) [1. 59].

[German version]

[2] King of East Numidia, beginning of 1st cent. BC

Son of Gauda; the king of eastern Numidia; in 88 BC Marius' son fled to him. Pushed out in 87 by  Hiarbas but …

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Meißner, Burkhard (Halle/Saale), “Hiempsal”, in: 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e512800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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