Marius

[ mair-ee-uh s, mar- ]
/ ˈmɛər i əs, ˈmær- /

noun

Gaius,c155–86 b.c., Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.

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Marius
/ (ˈmɛərɪəs, ˈmærɪəs) /

noun

Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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