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.
Principal battles: Aquae Sextiae (Aix-en-Provence) (102); the Baetis (Guadalquivir) (80); Saguntum (Sagunto) (74).
Principal battles: Aquae Sextiae (Aix-en-Provence) (102); Chaeronea (86); Orchomenus (85); the Colline Gate (now within the city limits of Rome) (83).