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Misa'genes

a Numidian, son of Masinissa, was appointed by his father to command the forces which he sent to the assistance of the Romans in the war against Perseus, B. C. 171. He appears to have continued in this position throughout the four years of the war, and to have rendered important services to his allies. After the close of the war (B. C. 168) he was sent back by Aemilius Paullus to Africa; but the ships in which his troops were embarked were dispersed by a storm, many of them wrecked, and he himself compelled to take refuge at Brundusium. Here he was received with the utmost distinction, the quaestor, L. Stertinius, being immediately despatched by the senate to bear him magniiicent presents, and to provide both him and his troops with all that they required. (Liv. 42.29, 35, 45.14; Val. Max. v. 1.1, who writes the name Musicanes.) He probably died before his father, as we hear nothing of him after the death of Masinissa.

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