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Fall of the Roman Republic Summary

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Fall of the Roman Republic Summary

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Rex Warner, the translator, begins the story of Marius by saying that Plutarch's biography of Marius is the least satisfactory of the six lives covered because Plutarch writes little about Marius' political skill. Warner says the significance of Marius' marriage to Julia of the house of Caesar is obscured while his lack of education is greatly exaggerated. This begins a series of six historical accounts of men who played an important role in Rome's history. Marius, Crassus, Pompey, Cicero, Caesar and Sulla each have a chapter of their own. In each, details of the man's early life and his appearance are included, though the majority of each section is devoted to the political and military campaigns that made them great.

Marius is elected to several offices, including consul. He is a brilliant military leader. As his men march toward battle, Marius trains them, forcing long marches and even...

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