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PrinceOberyn October 27th, 2014 12:22am

Historical Scenario #4: Its 88 BCE and Rome is at war with herself once again. Marius and Sulla are fighting for control of Rome, with Marius being a populist and Sulla an conservative aristocrat. Both wish for absolute power. Who do you side with?

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/26/14 5:35 pm

I've always sided with the patricians, so Sulla it is. Marius was a demagogue.

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/26/14 5:38 pm

Marius only ended up like that because of the Pleurisy. Sulla stripped the tribunes of the plebs of almost all their power, and killed what little power the plebs had left. That's worse.

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/26/14 5:25 pm

This historical scenario harkens back to the political dichotomies of the original scenarios, but both end in the same way. It isn't a question of ideology, but of method. Who's seizure of power is preferable to you?