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By Gareth Sampson

within the later 2d century BC, after a interval of fast enlargement and conquest, the Roman Republic stumbled on itself in concern. In North Africa her armies have been already slowed down in an extended tricky guerrilla battle in a harsh atmosphere whilst invasion through a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself, causing painful defeats on Roman forces in pitched conflict Gaius Marius was once the fellow of the hour. the 1st battle he dropped at an finish via tactical brilliance, bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha again in chains. sooner than his send even back to Italy, the senate elected Marius to guide the conflict opposed to the northern invaders. Reorganizing and reinvigorating the demoralized Roman legions, he led them to 2 amazing victories within the area of months, crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquiae Sextae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman military emerged from this era of difficulty a miles leaner and extra expert strength and the writer examines the level to which the 'Marian Reforms' have been liable for this and the level to which they are often attributed to Marius himself.

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