After the capture of Thala, Jugurtha retired per magnas solitudines. Gender and generation are major filters through which broader social trends are translated into lived experience. Now, banditry is a classic phenomenon in areas over which only marginal control is excercised.
In the years following the Jugurthine War Bocchus had sent Sulla lions and huntsmen for his games, and a statue- group depicting himself handing Jugurtha over to the quaestor which the Marian faction had found particularly offensive Plutarch, Marius This has helped secure the backing of a number of the main armed groups from the city, including the two biggest — the Halbous and the Mahjoub brigades.
But veterans have been settled in worse places ; the richness of the island in olives and vines was already noted by Herodotus 4,while the passage of Hannibal there in B.
Jugurtha, defeated at Thala, fled to one of the Gaetulian tribes to raise new troops, teaching them to fight in an orderly fashion : eorum multitudinem in unum cogit ac paulatim consuefactit ordines habere, signa sequi, Imperium observare B.
In doing so, they tapped deep cultural themes and symbols, and created panic over an imagined Tutsi plot to kill and enslave the Hutu. Strabo refers to scattered habitations in the territory of the Gaetuli 17, 3, 9.
Among some peoples it is not rare for 25 percent of adult men to end their lives in combat. Who exactly are the Gaetuli? Fifth, identity gets its power in these situations because identity is closely linked with experience and practical interests. Its affiliates have mostly been driven out from the towns of Derna and Sabratha by anti-Haftar forces.
Some time before, individual Gaetuli had begun to desert Scipio's forces.