Marius

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Marius

Gaius . ?155--86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107--101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Marius

young pagan who follows the original philosophical tenets of Epicurus in his search for an answer to life. [Br. Lit.: Pater Marius the Epicurean in Magill II, 630]
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