Aug 26, 2004
As Julius Caesar aged into his Early Years, the political climate of Rome was in turmoil. By 88 BC, the rivalry between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla was heating into open civil war. Attempts by Marius supporters to overturn Sulla?s command against Mithridates VI of Pontus, prompted Sulla?s subsequent march on Rome. Sulla took control of the city by force, and many of Marius? supporters were put to the sword. Caesar, despite his relation to Marius, was still a boy and for the time being, was excused from any potential danger.