In 112 he was one of the commissioners sent to Africa to arrange the dispute between Jugurtha and Adherbal.
See Sallust, Jugurtha; Orelli's Onomasticon Tullianum; Asconius, In Scaurum; Aurelius Victor, De viris illustribus, 72; A.
BOCCHUS, king of Mauretania (about 110 B.C.), and father-inlaw of Jugurtha.
In 108 he vacillated between Jugurtha and the Romans, and joined Jugurtha only on his promising him the third part of his kingdom.
After further negotiations with Sulla, he finally agreed to send a message to Jugurtha requesting his presence.