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- An ancient country of northwest Africa corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria. It was part of the Carthaginian empire before the Punic Wars and became a separate kingdom after 201 BC. Conquered by Rome in 46 BC and invaded by the Vandals in the fifth century AD, Numidia was overrun by the Arabs in the eighth century.
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- proper noun An ancient
Berberkingdom located in northern Africa.
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- noun an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) in North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria
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Their regions were identified as Numidia, Mauritania, and several others.
This Tipasa (which must not be confounded with another in Numidia) was a town of some note since Vespasian endowed it with the right of Latium.] 122 Optatus Milevitanus de
They rose, indeed, from the equestrian order; but they preserved the praefecture, with the rank of senator and even with the annulship.] 43 He was a native of Caesarea, in Numidia, and began his fortune by serving in the household of
Tagasta, in ancient Numidia, which is now Algeria.
If we keep Tucca, it cannot be Thugga (Dugga) in Numidia, which is some distance from the coast.
But in distant provinces, such as Numidia, the action of the central power was slow and irregular.
"The region," said Lucien, "was first known as Numidia and Mauritania;
Numidia, which is your own property, to sink into ruin  through villainy and the slaughter of our family. "
Respecting the kingdom of Numidia, which is your own property, determine as you please, but if the memory of my grandfather Masinissa is still cherished by you, deliver me, I entreat you, by the majesty of your empire, and by the sacred ties of friendship, from the inhuman hands of Jugurtha. "
In life, Cleopatra Selene survived the machinations around her and became queen to King Juba of Numidia, in North Africa; in this absorbing historical novel, she becomes a woman with a tenacity and heart that would have made her famous mother proud.