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[1] Mauretanian king, 110-181 BC

B.I, Mauretanian king c. 110-81 BC: in the Jugurthine war was initially concerned about foedus and amicitia with Rome, then allied himself with his father-in-law,  Jugurtha (Sall. Iug. 80,3-6). After assuming command against Jugurtha in 107  Marius made contact with B., who was at the same time negotiating with Jugurtha; B. betrayed the latter in 105 (Sall. Iug. 105,1-108,2; 112,1-113,7) [1. 178], justified his o…

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Meißner, Burkhard (Halle/Saale), “Bocchus”, 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 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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