[ kawr-ee-uh-ley-nuhs, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr i əˈleɪ nəs, ˌkɒr- /
Ga·ius (or Gnae·us) Mar·ci·us [gey-uhs or nee-uhs, mahr-shee-uhs], /ˈgeɪ əs or ˈni əs, ˈmɑr ʃi əs/, flourished late 5th century b.c., legendary Roman military hero.
(italics) a tragedy (1608?) by Shakespeare.
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/ (ˌkɒrɪəˈleɪnəs) /
Gaius Marcius (ˈɡaɪəs ˈmɑːsɪəs). 5th century bc, a legendary Roman general, who allegedly led an army against Rome but was dissuaded from conquering it by his mother and wife
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