Sallust Jugurthine war- Chapter 11

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Ad ea Iugurtha, tametsi regem ficta locutum intellegebat et ipse longe aliter animo agitabat, tamen pro tempore benigne respondit. Micipsa paucis post diebus moritur.
Although Jug understood that the king had uttered fabrications, and he himself had quite different things on his mind, nevertheless he replied generously in accordance with the occasion. A few days later, Micipsa died.
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Postquam illi more regio iusta magnifice fecerant, reguli in unum convenerunt, ut inter se de cunctis negotiis disceptarent.
After a magnificent performance of the rites for him in the royal manner, the princes met together to debate all items of business amongst themselves.
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Sed Hiempsal, qui minimus ex illis erat, natura ferox et iam antea ignobilitatem Iugurthae, quia materno genere impar erat, despiciens, dextra Adherbalem assedit, ne medius ex tribus, quod apud Numidas honore ducitur, Iugurtha foret.
But Hiempsal, who was the youngest of them, being naturally defiant and even before then despising Jugurtha’s ignobility because he was inferior to them on his maternal side, sat on Adherbal’s right to prevent jug’s being the middle of the three
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(which amongst the Numidians is regarded as an honour.)
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Dein tamen, ut aetati concederet, fatigatus a fratre, vix in partem alteram transductus est.
But then, worn down by his brother’s pleas that he should bow to age, he transferred reluctantly to the other side.
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Ibi cum multa de administrando imperio dissererent, Iugurtha inter alias res iacit oportere quinquenni consulta et decreta omnia rescindi, nam per ea tempora confectum annis Micipsam parum animo valuisse.
Thereupon, as they were discussing many things about the administration of command, Jug amongst other items interjected that all the decisions and decrees of the last five years shud be rescinded, for during that time Micipsa had been enfeebled by
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age, he said, and mentally infirm.
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Tum idem Hiempsal placere sibi respondit, nam ipsum illum tribus proximis annis adoptatione in regnum pervenisse.
Hiempsal then replied that he agreed, for it was only within the last three years, he said, that the other had himself arrived on the royal scene through adoption.
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Quod verbum in pectus Iugurthae altius, quam quisquam ratus erat, descendit.
This statement went deeper into Jug’s heart than anyone deemed at the time.
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Itaque ex eo tempore ira et metu anxius moliri, parare atque ea modo cum animo habere, quibus Hiempsal per dolum caperetur.
So from that moment onwards, under the strain of anger and dread, he toiled and planned, and in his mind he considered only how Hiempsal might be seized by cunning.
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Quae ubi tardius procedunt neque lenitur animus ferox, statuit quovis modo inceptum perficere.
When progress was too slow and there was no calming his defiant mind, he decided to accomplish his project by whatever means.
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Postquam illi more regio iusta magnifice fecerant, reguli in unum convenerunt, ut inter se de cunctis negotiis disceptarent.

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Sed Hiempsal, qui minimus ex illis erat, natura ferox et iam antea ignobilitatem Iugurthae, quia materno genere impar erat, despiciens, dextra Adherbalem assedit, ne medius ex tribus, quod apud Numidas honore ducitur, Iugurtha foret.

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