New PDF release: Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the

By Gareth Sampson

within the later second century BC, after a interval of speedy enlargement and conquest, the Roman Republic came upon itself in obstacle. In North Africa her armies have been already slowed down in an extended tough guerrilla conflict in a harsh setting whilst invasion by way of a coalition of Germanic tribes, the Cimbri, Teutones and Ambrones, threatened Italy and Rome itself, causing painful defeats on Roman forces in pitched conflict Gaius Marius used to be the guy of the hour. the 1st battle he delivered to an finish via tactical brilliance, bringing the Numidian King Jugurtha again in chains. ahead of his send even again to Italy, the senate elected Marius to guide the warfare opposed to the northern invaders. Reorganizing and reinvigorating the demoralized Roman legions, he led them to 2 awesome victories within the area of months, crushing the Teutones and Ambrones at Aquiae Sextae and the Cimbri at Vercellae. The Roman military emerged from this era of problem a far leaner and extra expert strength and the writer examines the level to which the 'Marian Reforms' have been accountable for this and the level to which they are often attributed to Marius himself.

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