Sallust Jugurthine War- Chapter 10

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"Paruum ego te, Iugurtha, amisso patre, sine spe, sine opibus in meum regnum accepi, existimans non minus me tibi quam liberis, si genuissem, ob beneficia carum fore.
“when you were little Jug, and had lost your father and were without hope and without resources, I took you into my kingdom, reckoning that because of my kindness I would be no less dear to you than if I had begotten you.
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Neque ea res falsum me habuit.
And that circumstance has not played me false.
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Nam, ut alia magna et egregia tua omittam, novissime rediens Numantia meque regnumque meum gloria honorauisti tuaque virtute nobis Romanos ex amicis amicissimos fecisti.
For- to pass over your other great and exceptional achievements- when you returned very recently from Numantia, you honoured both me and my kingdom with your glory, and by your prowess you turned the Romans from being merely our friends to being our
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greatest friends.
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In Hispania nomen familiae renovatum est. Postremo, quod difficillimum inter mortalis est, gloria invidiam vicisti.
In Spain the name of our family has been restored. Lastly- what is a very difficult thing amongst mortals- you have overcome resentment with your glory.
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Nunc, quoniam mihi natura finem vitae facit, per hanc dexteram, per regni fidem moneo obtestorque te, uti hos, qui tibi genere propinqui, beneficio meo fratres sunt, caros habeas neu malis alienos adiungere quam sanguine coniunctos retinere.
Now, because nature is bringing life to its close, by this right hand and by your loyalty to the kingdom I advise and beseech you to hold dear these men who are your relatives by birth and your brothers through kindness, and not to prefer an alliance
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with strangers rather than to hold on to those allied by blood.
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Non exercitus neque thesauri praesidia regni sunt, verum amici, quos neque armis cogere neque auro parare queas: officio et fide pariuntur.
Neither armies nor treasures are the bulwarks of a kingdom, but friends, whom you can neither coerce by arms nor procure with gold; it is by duty and loyalty that they are acquired.
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Quis autem amicior quam frater fratri? Aut quem alienum fidum invenies, si tuis hostis fueris? Equidem ego vobis regnum trado firmum, si boni eritis, sin mali, inbecillum.
Who is more friendly than brother with brother? What stranger will you find loyal, if you are an enemy to your own? For my part, I hand to you all a kingdom which will be strong, if you are good, but, if evil, weak.
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Nam concordia paruae res crescunt, discordia maximae dilabuntur. Ceterum ante hos te, Iugurtha, qui aetate et sapientia prior es, ne aliter quid eveniat, prouidere decet.
For in harmony small things grow; in disharmony, the greatest are dissipated. But as you Jug are the first in age and wisdom, it is your responsibility, before it is theirs, to ensure that nothing turns out differently.
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Nam in omni certamine qui opulentior est, etiam si accipit iniuriam, tamen, quia plus potest, facere videtur
For in every contest t is the more resourceful who, even if he is the recipient of an injustice, nevertheless seems, because of his great power, to be in perpetrator.
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Vos autem, Adherbal et Hiempsal, colite, obseruate talem hunc virum, imitamini virtutem et enitimini, ne ego meliores liberos sumpsisse videar quam genuisse."
As for you, Adherbal and Hiempsal, pay attention and respect to such a man as this, imitate his prowess and strive to ensure that I am not thought to have adopted better children than I have begotten.”
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Neque ea res falsum me habuit.

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Nam, ut alia magna et egregia tua omittam, novissime rediens Numantia meque regnumque meum gloria honorauisti tuaque virtute nobis Romanos ex amicis amicissimos fecisti.

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In Hispania nomen familiae renovatum est. Postremo, quod difficillimum inter mortalis est, gloria invidiam vicisti.

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