Fall of the Roman Republic Setting & Symbolism

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Capite Censi

A measure that created the armies of the last century of the republic. These armies were dependent on their generals for rewards when their service complete and were ready to follow their leaders against Rome itself, though Marius never used it as such.

Triumph

An elaborate procession, formal in nature and used to welcome a man who has accomplished some great deed. The triumph includes a parade, feasts and entertainment. Triumphs are traditionally reserved for office holders such as senators. However, Pompey achieved a triumph while he remained a member of the equestrian order.

Cirrhaeaton

The village where Marius grew up, located near Arpinum.

Vercellae

The Romans, led by Marius, met the Cimbri on the plain at Vercellae. This is where the Roman warriors won a thorough victory, prompting the mass suicide of thousands but ending with the capture of some sixty thousand people.

Tarpeian Rock

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