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  Lucius Cornelius Sulla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sulla was born into an impoverished branch of the Cornelii gens, or family, of aristocratic patrician stock but without influence in the city.
Meanwhile, Sulla defeated Mithridates in the East and in 86 BC captured Athens and then defeated Archelaus at the Chaeronea, (employing the first known use of strategic battlefield entrenchments, later copied by Julius Caesar) and again in 85 BC at the Orchomenus; battles that confimed his status as a general of the first rank.
Lysander and Sulla - Numa and Lycurgus - Pelopidas and Marcellus - Philopoemen and Flamininus - Phocion and Cato the Younger - Pompey and Agesilaus
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 SULLA (L. CORNELINS AND P. CORNELIUS) - LoveToKnow Article on SULLA (L. CORNELINS AND P. CORNELIUS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla, leaving things quiet at Rome, quitted Italy in 87, and for the next four years he was winning victory after victory against the armies of Mithradates and accumulating boundless plunder.
But on Sulla's advance at the head of tis 40,000 veterans many of them lost heart and deserted their leaders, while the Italians themselves, whom he confirmed in their new privileges, were won over to his side.
Sulla was defended by Cicero and Hortensrus, and acquitted.
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 Lucius Cornelius Sulla, 138-78 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla was assigned the province of Cilicia pro consule and was instrumental in displaying Rome’s power to the eastern provinces, including Parthia; the ambassadors of the distant kingdom, hitherto largely unknown to Rome, sent their ambassadors to meet the tough young politician.
Sulla’s aim was simple; he believed he knew how to prevent the kind of political infighting, which included demagogue Tribunes playing on the unemployed mob, that had so marred the last fifty years of Rome's political history, dating back to the turbulence of the Gracchi.
Sulla did succeed, ironically, in giving Rome a horror of civil war that echoes in Cicero’s denunciations of Cataline a generation later, although that horror would be repeated within a generation of Sulla's death.
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 Sulla's legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla’s primary aim was to bring back to Rome the Optimate way of life with the Senate at the heart of government, and during his career he took every measure to ensure this.
Sulla created a legislative programme making himself dictator because both the consuls were dead and there was a sheer lack of members in the senate with only 3 ex-consuls still alive.
Sulla increased the number of people in the Senate to about 600, he did this because he felt that if he increased the numbers, then there would be less chance of any individuals becoming too powerful, but mainly because he introduced a new legal system and needed more jurors.
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 Background for Optimates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla was a noble from a prominent senatorial family; he served under Marius in wars in Africa and Germany, and won fame during the Social War of 90-88 BCE, a civil war against Rome by its Italian allies.
While Sulla was leading the war in Asia, Marius and Cinna took power in Rome and used riots and violence to suppress their enemies.
After Sulla concluded the military affairs in Asia, he again marched on Rome with his army in 83 BCE and effectively suppressed the violence in the city.
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 Lucius Sulla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla's fame and notoriety was increased by his service in Cappadocia as its governor, and in the Social War as one of a few effective generals.
Sulla's command in the East resulted in his brutal siege and destruction of Athens and his forcing the Peace of Dardanus which temporarily required Mithridates to give up his conquests as well as to pay a war indemnity to Rome.
Sulla was a harsh disciplinarian with his troops, but he shared their roughest of times along side them, and at times he pampered them.
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 Empire and Politics by Violence, to 79 BCE)
Sulla left Rome to take command of the six legions in Italy that had been readied for the war against Mithridates, and those who supported reforms took to the streets to express their frustrations.
Sulla and his troops were looking forward to going east to combat Mithridates, and before they departed Sulla had Cinna swear that he would not try to subvert the new order.
In the spring of 83, Sulla and eight legions landed unopposed at the heel of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula.
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When in 88 BC Mithridates, King of Pontus, attacked the Roman province of Asia, where a alleged 80'000 Romans and Italians were massacred, the senate decided on Sulla, who was then one of the current consuls, to be commander of the army against Mithridates.
Sulla was not to wait for anyone to offer him any political position.
Sulla undoubtedly had all the hallmarks of a Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler.
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 Hampden Latin
Sulla as a man, as we have seen, was a mass of contradictions: happy then sad, passive then domineering.
Sulla's reforms were much needed in Rome to stabilize it for the next thirty years, until the next generation of leaders would rise up, abuse the systems of the Republic for their own personal gain, and then destroy the very means which helped them gain power.
Sulla, as traditional as he was, also did one of the more nontraditional acts, marching on Rome, and this example would be followed up by Julius Caesar 30 years later with his Gallic legions, loyal only to him and not to the idea of the Roman republic.
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 Sulla - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sulla, Lucius Cornelius, full name Lucius Cornelius Sulla, called Felix (138-78 bc), Roman general and statesman, who led the Optimates...
In 83 bc Sulla landed in southern Italy and marched on Rome.
Sulla needed to eliminate all opposition and to secure money and land for his 120,000...
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 Marius and Sulla
The war continued for another two years until Jugurtha was betrayed by his relative [13] to Sulla, thus ending the war.
Among other things, Sulla captured a chieftain of the German tribes, persuaded another tribe to become allies of Rome, and led Catulus’ army in the Battle of Vercellae [16].
Although Catulus, not Sulla, celebrated the triumph since Sulla was under the command of Catulus, ‘Sulla, at least, must have known that whoever said "Catulus" really said "Sulla." … So Catulus, that lazy versifier and art-collector, acquired one treasure that must have been the last he ever expected to collect—a Triumphal Car.
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 Outlines of Roman History, Chapter 20
Sulla and the Mithridatic War (B.C..—While Marius was thus enduring the miseries of exile, Sulla was gathering fresh glories in the East.
Sulla marched to Campania and routed the forces of one consul, while troops of the other consul deserted to him in a body.
Sulla took away from the tribes the legislative power, and gave to the senate the authority to propose all laws to be submitted to the centuries.
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 Marius and Sulla
Sulla captured Rome after a few hours of street-fighting since Marius and Sulpicius had no troops available [1].With an army behind him, he easily persuaded the Senate and the Comitia to pass laws implementing his wishes.
Sulla was formally exiled and his laws repealed [8], and Marius was voted to replace Sulla as commander in the east [9].
Meanwhile, Sulla was victorious in the Greece, including Athens, the main Mithridatic outpost on the mainland, he pillaged the area, including the nearby Delphi, and he made peace with Mithridates.
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 Sulla - A User Agent for the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla is supported in part by a grant from Texas Instruments and in part by the NASA-funded Repository Based Software Engineering Project.
Sulla was the robotic secretary to Harry Domain, General Manager of Rossum's Universal Robots, in Karel Capek's 1921 play R.U.R., where the term robot was first coined.
Helena Glory, a visitor to the Rossum factory, initially refused to believe that Sulla was a robotess because she behaved perfectly normally for a human, with one rather notable exception.
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 Roman civiliation, Roman history
Sulla fled to Marius and promised, in exchange for his life, to drop his opposition.
Sulla marched his troops on Rome, took control of the city and declared Sulpicius, Marius and ten others hostes (public enemies who could be killed with impunity).
Second, that Sulla, himself, was a very bad example for future Romans and that the constitution needed to be rewritten so that no one would ever try to imitate him.
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 Sulla and his legacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla met defeated Marius at the Battle of Colline Gate on the 1st November 81 BC.
Sulla gave him the title Magnus, the great in 80 BC it may have been light hearted since it seems to put Pompey on a parallel with Alexander.
Sulla was not just a conservative, (one who maintains the status quo); he was a reactionary (one who sought to put the clock back) to pre-Gracchus times.
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Lucius Cornelius Sulla, surnamed Felix, Roman general, politician and dictator, belonged to a minor and impoverished branch of the famous patrician Cornelian gens.
Rioting took place at Rome at the prompting of the popular leaders, Sulla narrowly escaping to his legions in Campania, from where he marched on Rome, being the first Roman who entered the city at the head of a Roman army.
Sulla, leaving things quiet at Rome, departed Italy in 87, and for the next four years he was winning victory after victory against the armies of Mithradates and accumulating boundless plunder.
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 Sulla, Lucius Cornelius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He served under Marius in Africa and became consul in 88 BC, when Mithradates VI of Pontus was overrunning Roman territory in the east.
Sulla and Marius both wanted the command against Mithradates—Marius as a popular leader, Sulla as a senatorial favorite.
Sulla's dictatorship was notorious for its cruelty and lack of legality.
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2006.01.13
Thus he deals with Sulla and his actions against the framework of his belief that Sulla was a typical Roman of his class, a thoroughly religious (even mystical) fellow, and somebody with a strong sense of justice.
Sulla, the man of religion, is still perhaps the most striking element of K.'s portrayal.
Thus Sulla could say -- and believe -- that what he did was not revolutionary or unpardonable, but was what the gods had decreed should come to pass in order to safeguard Rome's political system.
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 Sulla - A User Agent for the Web(1)
Sulla is an stationary, global scope agent framework supporting a wide variety of user services, initially focussed upon enhancing user access to the Internet.
Sulla development is scheduled as a three year effort, with the first year resulting in an initial goal storage/execution scheme based upon natural language search and the second year involving the design and implementation of a knowledge representation scheme.
Sulla is browser sensitive, using HTML frames when available for the presentation of the status display.
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 Hampden Latin
Sulla oversaw the consular elections for 86, electing Gnaeus Octavius and Lucius Cornelius Cinna.
However, the fact that Sulla didn't appear to care about the "tyranny" that was going on in Rome at the time hints that Cinna probably wasn't as much a tyrant as Sulla later made him out to be.
Sulla left Marius (Junior) besieged and went to help Pompey in the north - and on the way he captured Rome for the second time, which had been abandoned by his opponents.
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 The Roman Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After the six-month period, Sulla called the Senate back into session, his cronies again declared a national emergency, and Sulla was duly elected dictator again.
Sulla not only published his proscription lists, he changed them from time to time, so that a man might find himself in danger and then suddenly out of danger.
After killing thousands in this way, and seizing their estates, Sulla was able to confiscate land and wealth and offices for about 120,000 of his soldiers.
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 From Death of Sulla to the Crossing of the Rubicon
Sulla died in 78 and new warlords were on the rise, such a Gnaeus Pompey, who had been born in 106.
Although he was too young to hold official office, he managed to get a triumph from Sulla and made a marriage alliance with the party of Sulla.
Instead, all the bad aspects remained and were worse, for Sulla, with his illegal proscriptions which enriched his own party members, plus the use of Roman troops for civil war, had set a pattern for the future.
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 From the Gracchi to Sulla
He defeated is enemies in 82 and, with a picked force of 10,000 men, had 40 senators and 1600 knights killed and their lands confiscated for Sulla’s soldiers.
Sulla made himself dictator ‘for m making laws and setting up the state.’ and tried to revise the constitution along strictly conservative lines -- although he had radically challenged the state.
Sulla gave all the courts back into the control of the senate, but he allowed more Knights into the Senate.
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 Sulla, Lucius Cornelius articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sulla, Lucius Cornelius SULLA, LUCIUS CORNELIUS [Sulla, Lucius Cornelius], 138 BC-78 BC, Roman general.
Shortly after Cinna's first election, Sulla left Rome to fight against Mithradates VI of Pontus, having received from Cinna and Cinna's colleague Gnaeus Octavius a promise to
Possibly an old Oscan settlement, it was a Samnite city for centuries before it passed under Roman rule at the time of Lucius Cornelius Sulla (1st cent.
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