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(Μικίψας/Mikípsas). Eldest heir of Massinissa. He, Mastanabal and Gulussa were regents after Massinissa's death in 148 BC. He was in charge of the royal residence of Cirta (App. Lib. 106; Zon. 9,27 D.). After the death of his two brothers M. ruled alone (Sall. Iug. 5). In the Iberian theatre of war and in Sardinia M. and Mastanabal supported Rome with troops and supplies (App. Lib. 111; Sall. Iug. 7-8; Vell. 2,9,4; Plut. C. Gracchus 23,5). In 134 M. sent Iugurtha with auxiliary troops to Numantia, allegedly to expose him to danger (Sall. Iug. 6-7). M. continu…

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Meißner, Burkhard (Halle/Saale), “Micipsa”, 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 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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