Second Punic War

Numidian prince Masinissa joins Rome
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206 BCE Jan 1

Numidian prince Masinissa joins Rome


In 213 BCE Syphax, a powerful Numidian king in North Africa, declared for Rome. In response Carthaginian troops were sent to North Africa from Spain. In 206 BCE the Carthaginians ended this drain on their resources by dividing several Numidian kingdoms with Syphax. One of those disinherited was the Numidian prince Masinissa, who was thus driven into the arms of Rome.

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