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THE CRISIS OF ROME. THE JUGURTHINEAAND NORTHERN WARS AND THE RISE OF MARIUS
Author: Sampson, G.

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Pen & Sword Books 2010 Hardback 234mm x 156mm 192 pages 8pp b/w ills.

THE CRISIS OF ROME. THE JUGURTHINEAAND NORTHERN WARS AND THE RISE OF MARIUS

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In the later 2nd century BC after a period of rapid expansion and conquest the Roman Republic found itself in crisis. In North Africa her armies were already bogged down in a long difficult guerrilla war in a harsh environment when invasion by a coalition of Germanic tribes the Cimbri Teutones and Ambrones threatened Italy and Rome itself inflicting painful defeats on Roman forces in pitched battle. Gaius Marius was the man of the hour. The first war he brought to an end through tactical brilliance bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha back in chains. Before his ship even returned to Italy the senate elected Marius to lead the war against the northern invaders. Reorganising and reinvigorating the demoralised Roman legions he led them to two remarkable victories in the space of months crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquiae Sextae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman army emerged from this period of crisis a much leaner and more professional force and the author examines the extent to which the 'Marian Reforms' were responsible for this and the extent to which they can be attributed to Marius himself.

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Author Sampson, G.
Publisher Pen & Sword Books
ISBN 9781844159727
Date of Publication 2010
Edition N/A
Binding Hardback
Book Size 234mm x 156mm
Number of pages 192
Images 8pp b/w ills
Language English Text
SKU MBN11752

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