Prelude to the Jugurthine War: The Years 118-114 BCE

Summary King Micipsa of Numidia dies and leaves his kingdom to his sons Adherbal and Hiempsal and his nephew and adopted son Jugurtha (118 BCE); Jugurtha has Hiempsal murdered and defeats Adherbal on the battlefield (117 BCE); De Senate sends a committee of ten men (decemviri) under Lucius Opimius to…

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De Romeins-Syrische Oorlog: Het Jaar 192 BCE

Samenvatting De Romeinen verklaren Koning Antiochos III van het Seleucidenrijk tot staatsvijand; Meer Romeinse successen in de Spaanse provincies; De proconsul Quintus Minucius Thermus verslaat de Liguriërs in een veldslag in de buurt van Pisa; De consuls Lucius Quinctius en Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus verwoesten de gebieden van de Boii, van…

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Gaius Gracchus: The Years 122-121 BCE

Summary The popular assembly adopts the Lex Sempronia de provinciis consularibus, which stipulates that the Senate selects the consular provinces before the consuls themselves are elected (122 BCE); Gaius Gracchus is opposed by his colleague, the people’s tribune Marcus Livius Drusus (122 BCE); Gaius Gracchus’ proposal to grant citizenship to…

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The Seleucid War: The Year 192 BCE

Summary The Romans declare King Antiochos III of the Seleucid Empire an enemy of the State; More Roman successes in the Spanish provinces; The proconsul Quintus Minucius Thermus defeats the Ligurians in a battle near Pisa; The consuls Lucius Quinctius and Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus devastate the territories of the Boii,…

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