Gaius Marius

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 5 - About 48 Essays
  • Better Essays

    The reforms by Gaius Marius, was originally intended to give power to the Republic by upgrading Rome’s military, but it backfired causing substantial political impact which caused long term problems all leading up to the decline of the late Roman Republic. There was a major recruitment problem which came from public land being bought off by powerful groups from the senate around 180 BC to 170 BC. They used this land to produce cash crops from farm slaves. Being a part of the military was more of a privilege than anything. Only certain people could enlist and battle arms was not provided, but land rewards made people have a will to fight anyway. These are just the few out of many problems Marius had to face during his reforms. Gaius Marius’ reforms of the military created many more problems for the entire Roman Republic than other attacking rivals ever did. They were originally intended to give power to the Republic by upgrading Rome’s military, but it backfired causing substantial political impact which caused long term problems all leading up to the decline of the late Roman Republic. The decline,…

    • 1380 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Best Essays

    Gaius Marius Essay

    • 457 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Balsdon, John P.V. Dacre. "Gaius Marius." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2 Apr. 2014. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. . John Balsdon, the author, provides the reader with the basic understanding of Gaius Marius. This source encouraged further research into his life and how he affected the Roman Army. The article was easy to follow, separated by early career, election to consulship, and fall from power. The website clearly stated its publication date and author, making it a…

    • 457 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Best Essays
  • Good Essays

    Tiberius’s brother Gaius met the same fate tragically ten years later. Gaius 's reforms were centered on three major areas of Rome; judiciary, economics and the military. The two major judicial reforms concerned magistrates. The first item of reform was to prohibit magistrates who had been deposed from holding office a second time. The second and final part of the judicial reforms was to give the People the ability to prosecute any magistrate who had exiled any citizen without a trial (this was…

    • 1162 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    poor and the very wealthy, but for the most part, needs were seen as being taken care of. For many years, Caesar had been building up his political reputation and influence until he became one of the most powerful people in the Roman sphere of influence, his actions reaching from Italy throughout Europe, Africa and Asia Minor. However, his position as a senator in the Republican government of Rome meant that he could not rise any higher than the role of consulship, a position held by two with…

    • 1094 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Cato the Elder and Gaius Marius stand as two of the most remarkable leaders of the Roman Republic. Each rose from humble beginnings and become new men (novus homo) of the Roman Republic, each rising to the political rank of consul. Both men advanced their way up the political order with an audacity that perplexed and impressed their rivals at a time when the Republic was under serious threat of internal destruction. Their success was achieved mainly due to their simplicity and hardiness, however…

    • 1141 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    "Enjolras, you're coming to bed. Let's go." Enjolras was exhausted beyond belief, and it was apparent with the bags under his eyes and his groggy voice. Pasha had taken notice, and she was not playing around when she expressed her demand. Surprisingly, however, Enjolras did not argue nor hesitate, and he followed Pasha without a word of complaint. She turned off the desk light and led him to his room, separate from hers. "Thank you, Pasha." Enjolras whispered groggily, smiling weakly as he laid…

    • 1262 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Dance Application Essay

    • 707 Words
    • 3 Pages

    My mother tells the story how I fell in love with dance by starting by describing the first time I saw the Nutcracker ballet. I pointed to the stage and said, “I want to do that.” I was a toddler and I found my passion. From that moment all the way to my freshman year of college, I thrived on the dedication and joy that ballet brought to my life. Spending my dance career from age three to nineteen studying ballet, I decided to expand my dance training. Trying out for my college’s dance team…

    • 707 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Julius Caesar Tragic Hero

    • 1092 Words
    • 5 Pages

    Julius Caesar focuses on Roman general, Gaius Julius Caesar, and the deviating circle that counters him, explicitly consisting of Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, and how they look at their diplomatic rank and the prospect of happiness in Rome. The play takes place in ancient Rome in 44 B.C. Rome is the heart of a domain broadening from Britain to North Africa and from Persia to Spain. Yet even as the kingdom sprouts sturdier and brawnier than before, so, too, does the potency of…

    • 1092 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    In the play Julius Caesar, Brutus is a government official, and he has a wife named Portia. Brutus´s best friend is Caesar, he had to make the decision to either kill his best friend or have Rome suffer from a terrible king. Brutus is loyal to Caesar. Although Brutus was a part of his killing, doesn't mean he wasn't loyal to him. I believe that Brutus was just as loyal to Caesar as to any of best friends in modern days are. Brutus loved Caesar with all of his heart, but Brutus had to make the…

    • 990 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    very rude to others, even other people of power, such as Senators due to his idea that he was the greatest of all people who resided in Rome. Anxiety was raised during a festival where Mark Antony struggled to place a crown on Caesar’s head and Caesar had refused a total of three times. This created great concern for the Senators since they started to believe that this was Caesar’s communal display of sharing his idea of ending the Roman Republic and returning to a monarchy with him as king. In…

    • 702 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5