Marius became consul and began to recruit his armies in a new way. This changed because the army has been a bunch of men that were small land owners.
Next general to take advantage of the new military system. Sulla won and seized Rome in 82 B.C. This helped expand the military.
Joined others to create the first triumvirate.
47 B.C - 44 B.C
Caesar was officially made dictator or ruler. He gave land to the poor and increased the senate by 900 members. By increasing the senate with his people, it weakened the Senate's power because nobody was challenging him.
A group of leading senators who resented his growing power assasinated him, believing that the old republican system would now return.
His forces smashed the army and navy of Antony and Cleopatra and they both fled to Egypt. This changed the way they lived and where they lived.
He maintained a strong army of 28 legions and about 151,000 men and about 5,000 troops. This proves he is strong and a leader.
Octavian was aware of the republic could not be fully restored. Even though he gave power to the Senate, Octavian became the first Roman emperor. This is important because this changed the way everyone was living and the choices he had.
Some senators took the law into their own hands and killed Tiberius. This gave them the power and land they wanted by taking over Tiberius.
Marius is loyal to his army and promising them things and give them what they want. This is helpful because it made marius helpful and trustworthy.