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[5] However, the entire success was attributed to Marius, both on account of his former victory and of his superior rank. 1 Above all, the people hailed him as the third founder of Rome, 2 on the ground that the peril which he had averted from the city was not less than that of the Gallic invasion; and all of them, as they made merry at home with their wives and children, would bring ceremonial offerings of food and libations of wine to Marius as well as to the gods, and they were insistent that he alone should celebrate both triumphs.

1 Marius was consul still, while Catulus had not been re-elected, and was only pro-consul.

2 With Romulus and Camillus. See the Camillus , xxxi. 2 .

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