Aquae Sextiae


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Aquae Sextiae

 

ancient Roman settlement north of Massilia (now the city of Aix-en-Provence near Marseille). Here during the summer of 102 B.C. a Roman army under the command of Marius, consisting of approximately 30,000–40,000 men, utterly defeated the Teutons, despite the latter’s numerical superiority. This action rebuffed the first wave of the barbarian invasion.

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8), furthermore, adds an interesting economic dimension about the canal whose usefulness to Marius was terminated with the victory at Aquae Sextiae.
3) also notes that Massilia benefited commercially in other more gruesome ways from the battle at Aquae Sextiae which was close by.
In the greater part of the command in southern Gaul which culminated in his victory at Aquae Sextiae in 102, I have argued that Marius received the help of his brother Marcus, who had as his provincia not Hispania Ulterior, as is generally thought, but rather Citerior.