Gaius Marius  

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Gaius Marius (157 BC – January 13, 86 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He was elected consul an unprecedented seven times during his career. He was also noted for his dramatic reforms of Roman armies, authorizing recruitment of landless citizens, eliminating the manipular military formations, and reorganizing the structure of the legions into separate cohorts.

In fiction

The historical novel The First Man in Rome, by Colleen McCullough, is largely focused upon the rise of Gaius Marius and his subsequent lengthy career. The historical novel Emperor:The Gates of Rome, by Conn Iggulden, largely based on the rise of Gaius Julius Caesar.

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