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Gaius Marius was a Roman general and statesman who lived 157-86BC. He was uncle to Julius Caesar through marriage to Caesar’s aunt and greatly acclaimed for his military career. His numerous campaigns and victories, including in the orient, earned him 7 consulships.

Marius’ life and career was particularly relevant to ancient Rome’s history and the transformation from Republic to Principate (Empire). He:

The young Julius Caesar barely survived and soon had himself noticed when he took public office by restoring Marius’ war trophies to the temples.

Please refer to marius and the republic and Sulla deposes Marius for further insight of this great Roman leader.

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