Sallust Jugurtha- Chapter 6

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Qui ubi primum adolevit, pollens viribus, decora facie, sed multo maxime ingenio validus, non se luxu neque inertiae corrumpendum dedit, sed, uti mos gentis illius est, equitare, iaculari;
when Jugurtha first reached adolescence, he was powerfully strong, of becoming appearance but, above all, forceful in intellect;he did not surrender himself to corruption by luxuriousness and idleness but, as is the custom of his race, rode horses,
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cursu cum aequalibus certare et, cum omnis gloria anteiret, omnibus tamen carus esse; ad hoc pleraque tempora in venando agere, leonem atque alias feras primus aut in primis ferire:
competed with his contemporaries at running, and, though he outstripped them all in glory, was nevertheless dear to them all. in addition, he spent much of his time in hunting and was the first, or among the first to stike down a lion and other wild
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beasts.
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plurimum facere, et minimum ipse de se loqui.
a man of action above all, he spoke but rarely of himself.
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Quibus rebus Micipsa tametsi initio laetus fuerat, existimans virtutem Iugurthae regno suo gloriae fore, tamen,
although Micipsa had initially been delighted at all of this, reckoning that Jugurtha's prowess wud bring glory to his kingdom, nevertheless
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postquam hominem adulescentem exacta sua aetate et parvis liberis magis magisque crescere intellegit, vehementer eo negotio permotus multa cum animo suo voluebat.
when he realised that, with himself at an advanced age and his children still small, the young man was continuing his development, he was severly shaken by all the activity and he started to turn things over in his mind.
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Terrebat eum natura mortalium auida imperi et praeceps ad explendam animi cupidinem,
What terrified him was the thought that mortal nature is hungry for command and the impetuous to satisfy the mind’s desires,
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praeterea opportunitas suae liberorumque aetatis, quae etiam mediocris viros spe praedae transversos agit,
There was also the opportunity provided by his own age and that of his children, something which drived even average men off course in their hope of plunder,
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ad hoc studia Numidarum in Iugurtham accensa, ex quibus, si talem virum dolis interfecisset, ne qua seditio aut bellum oriretur, anxius erat.
And in addition, the Numidians’ burning enthusiasm for Jugurtha, which made him worry that rebellion or war might arise if he were to kill such a man by cunning.
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competed with his contemporaries at running, and, though he outstripped them all in glory, was nevertheless dear to them all. in addition, he spent much of his time in hunting and was the first, or among the first to stike down a lion and other wild

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cursu cum aequalibus certare et, cum omnis gloria anteiret, omnibus tamen carus esse; ad hoc pleraque tempora in venando agere, leonem atque alias feras primus aut in primis ferire:

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beasts.

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a man of action above all, he spoke but rarely of himself.

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although Micipsa had initially been delighted at all of this, reckoning that Jugurtha's prowess wud bring glory to his kingdom, nevertheless

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