Gaius Marius

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  • Gaius Marius

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    Roman’s had an idealised view of what their politicians should be. From their ancestry to their attributes. In this essay I shall be looking at Gaius Marius. How did he live up to the Roman ideals? What are those ideals? I shall a number of these ideals one by one. But first I shall discuss what ideals the Romans have and why. The easiest way to find out the ideals Romans had. Was to look some tomb inscriptions. These are useful since the Romans would list the most important things about this person

  • Similarities Between Julius Caesar And Gaius Marius

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    as well as Gaius Marius demeanor towards his triumph at the Battle of Aquae Sextiae (102 B.C). Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, will later embody the spirit of Julius Caesar and Gaius Marius throughout his military campaign in the War of 1812 as well as his presidency (1829 -1837). President Jackson’s unprecedented imprint upon American politics and the presidency has exposed viewers to analyze few similarities portrayed from both Julius Caesar and Gaius Marius. Although the

  • Essay about The Roman Military Reforms institued by Gaius Marius

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    The hypothesis of this report is that the military reforms instituted by Gaius Marius ultimately paved the way for the fall of the Roman Republic. The reforms instituted by Marius were designed as a way to strengthen the Republic by professionalizing the Roman military, but instead resulted in long term political consequences that contributed to the decline of the Republic and the creation of the Empire. In this report, the decline of the republic specifically refers to the loss of the Senate’s

  • The Reforms Of Gaius Marius And The Aftereffects Of The Late Republic Period And Beyond Essay

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    brought about a number of important changes for the Roman army. Most notably, the reforms of Gaius Marius and the aftereffects of both the Social and Civil Wars altered the Roman army as a whole. Bringing about both continuity and change, these events would help to shape the nature, composition and character of the army of the Late Republic period and beyond. Change came in the form of reforms brought about by Marius; the changing of the conscription of soldiers into the Roman army would alter not only

  • The Danger Of Power In Plutarch Roman Lives : Sulla

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    no money and he ended up living in a cheap rented apartment (175). As a young adult, he didn’t take anything serious and was known to hang out with actors or comedians and share their lifestyle (176). It wasn’t until he was appointed quaestor in Marius’ first consulship to make war in Africa on Jugurtha, that Sulla experienced his first government

  • The Fall Of The Republic And Fall

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    attributed to one man: Julius Caesar. However, a figure that tends to be overlooked in popular history held the consulship over fifty years prior to the Republic’s inevitable fall was named Gaius Marius. Coming from an obscure Volscian town in the territory of Arpinum, sixty miles south-east of Rome, Plutarch wrote of Marius coming from poor origins and rising to the consulship as an archetypal ‘rags to riches’ story. This is nothing more than dramatic flair, since in reality he came from a good municipal

  • The Roman Republic

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    society, a society which prided itself on the continuation of the family line. This system was threatened by the "ideology of novitas" which people achieved glory not from there illustrious family history, but through merit. Cato the Elder and Gaius Marius were not born of noble stock and thus represent two of the best examples of "novus homo" in action. The Roman Republic 's system was heavily stacked against "a novus homo" from the period of 200BC-100BC only 29 Consuls were of Plebeian background

  • Gaius Marius a Military Leader

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    Gaius Marius was born into a poor family. He began his political career serving in the military is Spain. According to Livy, he was elected Tribune of the People in 119. His general at the time was very impressed with him and helped he achieve this status. He then served under Metellus in the war against Jugurtha, but Metellus was not a successful leader and failed. When Marius returned back to Rome ran for consul and won the election. He then broke his first law, and persuaded the comitia tribute

  • The Roman Way Of Life Has Been Known To Us As One For Domination

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    accompanied by on home soil with political sparked violence and triggered civil unrest due to reformations and thirst for power. Through direct analyzation of ancient sources written by Plutarch on the lives of the Gracchus brothers Tiberius and Gaius, the outbreak of The Social War as well as the Roman general and later dictator Sulla, we can discuss as to what caused violence to become an endemic part of Roman political life during 133 – 43 B.C. Violence became a staple in

  • Lucius Cornelius Sulla Essay

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    important because it brought Rome into contact with the powerful Parthia Empire. He was able to arrange a treaty with Parthia, which was a milestone for Sulla. This would not be the last time he would meet Mithridates in battle. Soon Sulla and Marius again had to forget there many differences to defend Rome against Allied Italian forces who had declared war on Rome. They had set up their own government and were preparing to become an independent nation. This war was known as the Social War

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