Juba
(1,071 words)

(Ἰόβας; Ióbas, Ἰούβας; Ioûbas, Ἰόβα; Ióba).

[German version]

[1] King of Numidia, 1st cent. BC

Born in c. 85 BC, died in 46 BC, king of Numidia, son and successor of Hiempsal. In 63 J. represented Numidian interests in Rome (Cic. Leg. agr. 2,59). In 62 he became the enemy of Caesar who protected  Masintha and pulled J.'s beard (Suet. Iul. 71; re his appearance [1; 2]). In 50 J. was already king, but not yet recognized by Rome [3. 126-128]. C.  Scribonius Curio d…

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Fündling, Jörg (Bonn) and Leonhardt, Jürgen (Marburg/Lahn), “Juba”, 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 22 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e529200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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