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VIII

ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΝΟΜΑΔΙΚΗΣ

1. Ὅτι Βομίλχαρ 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. (Exc. de sent. 21, p. 70 Boissevain)

2. 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. (Exc. de virt. 32, p. 231 Roos)

3. Ὅτι Μέτελλος Βαγαίων ἀνῄρει τὴν βουλὴν ὅλην ὡς τὴν φρουρὰν προδόντας Ἰογόρθᾳ, καὶ τὸν φρούραρχον

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THE NUMIDIAN BOOK

BOOK VIII PART 2

FROM THE NUMIDIAN BOOK1

1. When Bomilcar had charges brought against him, he took to flight before the trial. With him went Jugurtha, who made that now widely circulated saying about those who take bribes, namely, that the whole city of Rome was for sale, if only a buyer for it could be found.2 (Exc. de sent. 21, p. 70 Boissevain)

2. On returning to that part of Africa under Roman control, Metellus was accused by his soldiers of being slow to engage the enemy, and cruel in the treatment of his own men. For he inflicted severe punishments on those who committed offenses.3 (Exc. de virt. 32, p. 231 Roos)

3. Metellus executed every member of the council of Vacca for betraying the garrison to Jugurtha.4 In addition

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.appian-roman_history_book_viii_2_numidian_affairs_fragments.2019