Monday, 2 July 2018

286) Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (c. 138 BC - 78 BC). Roman general and statesman.

He had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice, as well as reviving the dictatorship. Sulla was a skillful general, achieving numerous successes in wars against different opponents, both foreign and Roman. He was awarded a grass crown, the most prestigious Roman military honour, during the Social War.
"Sulla was red-blond, blue-eyed, and had a dead-white face covered with red marks. Plutarch, the ancient historian, notes that Sulla considered that "his golden head of hair gave him a singular appearance".

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