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This book provides an account of the life and career of Gaius Marius (157-86 BC), a figure who had a major transformational impact on the politics of the late Roman Republic. None of his ancestors had been a member of the Senate, but he managed to reach the consulship on seven occasions, and was responsible for a series of major military victories, notably against King Jugurtha in North Africa and the Cimbrians and the Teutons in Southern Gaul and Northern Italy. Much of his internal political agenda, however, was highly controversial, and his reform of the army recruitment system was regarded by some (perhaps without foundation) as a crucial factor in the downfall of the Roman Republic. This volume sets the achievements and failures of Marius within the wider context of the decline of the Roman Republic and aims to discuss his political legacy in the following decades. It also provides an assessment of the main modern interpretations of Marius and his policies.
Number of Pages: 124
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Series Title: Ancients in Action
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Federico Santangelo
Street Date: December 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-0943
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