The Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius

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The Crisis of Rome: The Jugurthine and Northern Wars and the Rise of Marius

Format:  Hardcover,

259 pages

Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc

Publish Date: Aug 2010

ISBN-13: 9781844159727

ISBN-10: 1844159728

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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. Reorganizing and reinvigorating the demoralized 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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Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Publish Date: Aug 2010
ISBN-13: 9781844159727
ISBN-10: 1844159728
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 259
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.35
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.75 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781844159727

Chapter outline

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Maps
Introduction
Timeline
Notes on Roman Names
Rome in Crisis?
Rome in Crisis? (146-120 BC)
The Rise of Numidia (206-112 BC)
The Northern Wars - The Threat from the North (120-111 BC)
War on Two Fronts (111-105 BC)
The Jugurthine War - The Early Campaigns (111-110 BC)
The Jugurthine War - The Metellan Campaigns (109-108 BC)
The Northern Wars - Victory in Thrace, Defeat in Gaul (111-107 BC)
The Jugurthine War - The Marian Campaigns (107-105 BC)
The Northern Wars - Disaster at Arausio (105 BC)
The Age of Marius (104-100 BC)
The Northern Wars - The War in Spain & the Battle of Aquae Sextiae
The Northern Wars - The Battle of Raudian Plain (Vercellae)
ANew Roman Army? - Marius & the Military Reforms
A Bloody Roman Peace - Marius & Rome in 100 BC
The Other Wars of the Period 104-100 BC
The Roman Manpower Question
The Metellan Dominance (123-98 BC)
Sources for the Period
African King Lists
Notes and References
Bibliography
Index

Book description

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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