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Marius

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  • Marius, finding himself overshadowed by his colleagues and compromised by their excesses, decided to seek new tribunes to be eligible to work beside him.
  • Saturninus and Glaucia saw that their only hope of safety lay in their retention for office. Thus, Saturninus was elected tribune for the third time for a year.
  • Gaius Memmius, who seemed to have a better chance of success also ran as a tribune, and soon many adored him which lessened the chance of Saturninus being reelected.
  • As Saturninus and Glaucia soon realized they may lose to Gaius in the reelection, they hire agents to beat Gaius to death.
  • This produced a complete revulsion of public feeling. The Senate met on the following day, declared Saturninus and Glaucia public enemies, and called upon Marius to defend the state.
  • Saturninus, defeated in a pitched battle in the Roman Forum retreated and took refuge with his followers in the Capitol, where the water supply having been cut off, forced them to capitulate and surrender.
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