King of Mauretania and son of Juba I, king of Numidia, was led in Caesar's triumph in 46 bc when still an infant, and brought up in Italy; he received the Roman citizenship, apparently from Octavian, and accompanied him on campaigns. In 25 he received from Augustus the kingdom of Mauretania. Deeply learned, Juba sought to introduce Greek and Roman culture into his kingdom. He organized an exploratory mission to the Canary Islands (See islands of the blest).
Subjects: Classical Studies.