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Appian’s Roman History, Book VIII





Ὅτι Βομίλχας κατηγορούμενος ἔφυγε πρὸ δίκης, καὶ Ἰογόρθας σὺν αὐτῷ, τοῦτο δὴ τὸ περιφερόμενον ἐς τοὺς δωροδοκοῦντας εἰπών, ὅτι Ῥωμαίων ἡ πόλις ἐστὶν ὠνία πᾶσα, εἴ τις ὠνητὴς αὐτῆς εὑρεθείη. Mai script. vet. n. coll. t. II p. 367.


Ὅτι Μέτελλος ἀνεζεύγνυεν ἐς Λιβύην τὴν ὑπὸ Ῥωμαίοις αἰτίαν ἔχων παρὰ τῷ στρατῷ βραδυτῆτος ἐς τοὺς πολεμίους καὶ ἐπὶ σφίσιν ὠμότητος· σφόδρα γὰρ τοὺς ἁμαρτάνοντας ἐκόλαζεν. Val. p. 561.


Ὅτι Μέτελλος Βαγαίων ἀνῄρει τὴν βουλὴν ὅλην ὡς τὴν φρουρὰν προδόντας Ἰογόρθᾳ, καὶ τὸν φρούραρχον Τουρπίλιον, ἄνδρα Ῥωμαῖον οὐκ ἀνυπόπτως ἑαυτὸν ἐγχειρίσαντα τοῖς πολεμίοις,


Numidian Affairs

Appian’s Roman History

Book VIII—Part II

Numidian Affairs

I. From the Vatican MSS. of Cardinal Mai

Bomilcar being under accusation fled before hisb.c.110 trial, and with him Jugurtha, who uttered that famous saying about bribetakers, that “the whole city of Rome could be bought if a purchaser could be found for it.”

II. From “Virtues and Vices”

Metellus went back to the African province,109 where he was accused by the soldiers of dilatoriness in attacking the enemy and of cruelty towards his own men, because he punished offenders severely.

III. From the Same

Metellus put the whole senate of Vacca to death108 because they had betrayed the Roman garrison to Jugurtha, and with them Turpilius, the commander of the garrison, a Roman citizen, who had surrendered himself to the enemy under suspicious

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.appian-roman_history_book_viii_2_numidian_affairs_fragments.1912