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[mair-ee-uh s, mar-] /ˈmɛər i əs, ˈmær-/

Gaius, c155–86 b.c, Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
/ˈmɛərɪəs; ˈmærɪəs/
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?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

masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.


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