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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The battle at Aquae Sextiae did not occur until the summer of 102, roughly eighteen months after Marius's posting to a provincia based on the east bank of the Rhone, itself seemingly a formidable defensive line, though not, as Hannibal had shown a hundred-and-twenty years earlier, an impregnable barrier.
8), furthermore, adds an interesting economic dimension about the canal whose usefulness to Marius was terminated with the victory at Aquae Sextiae.
Cornelius Sulla's capture of the King (105); returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph (January 1, 104) and was then elected consul (104) to take command against the Cimbri; elected consul again (103-100), and reformed the army, eliminating the old militia characteristics and instilling greater professionalism; also created the cohort structure and put recruitment on a voluntary basis; defeated the Teutones at Aquae Sextiae (102) and the Cimbri at Vercellae (101), but his political policies were defeated, and he left Italy to travel in Asia (99-94); returned on the eve of the Social War (war with the Socii or Allies), and successfully commanded an army against the Marsi (91-90); after the failure of P.
Principal battles: Aquae Sextiae (Aix-en-Provence) (102); Chaeronea (86); Orchomenus (85); the Colline Gate (now within the city limits of Rome) (83).