The Weakening of Rome by Marius and Sulla

The mention of Rome brings about images of armies, government, and strength. History shows that it was these very three things that not only made the Republic but also weakened it. Various men played roles in this action including that of Marius and Sulla who brought out reforms that made the Republic stronger and set the precedence for political intrigue and violence and the decline of the Republic.

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