Gaius Marius Quotes

Gaius Marius (/??e??s ?m??ri?s, ?mær-/; 157 BC – January 13, 86 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He held the office of consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his important reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens, eliminating the manipular military formations, and reorganizing the structure of the legions into separate cohorts. Marius defeated the invading Germanic tribes (the Teutones, Ambrones, and the Cimbri), for which he was called "the third founder of Rome." His life and career were significant in Rome's transformation from Republic to Empire.

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Gaius Marius


The law speaks too softly to be heard amidst the din of arms.

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Do not trouble yourself for your brethren, for we have already provided lands for them, which they shall possess forever.

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