King John and Jugurtha

While reading Sallust's 'Bellum Iugurthinum', I am struck at how similar England's king John and Jugurtha often seem to be. Take for instance this passage:"To these words [of Nabdalsa, Numidian chieftain suspected of treason], the king made a courteous reply, disguising his real feelings. After putting to death Bomilcar and many others whom he knew... Continue Reading →

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