Lucius Junius Brutus Damasippus

Lucius Junius Brutus Damasippus was a Roman commander during Sulla's civil wars.[1] When Pompey rebelled, Brutus was one of the three commanders sent against him.[1] In an unnamed battle, the first of Pompey’s career, Brutus was defeated.[1] When Sullan forces defeated their opponents, Brutus massacred many neutral senators to prevent them from welcoming Sulla.[1] In the Second battle of Clusium, Brutus and one of the last remaining Marian forces were heavily defeated.[1][2] The defeated Marian commanders went to the Samnites, with whom they marched on Rome, but were defeated[2] outside its gates by forces led by Sulla and Crassus.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Sampson, Gareth C. (2013-09-09). The collapse of Rome : Marius, Sulla and the first Civil War, 91-70 BC. Barnsley, South Yorkshire. ISBN 9781473826854. OCLC 893910287.
  2. ^ a b Beesley, A. H. (2017). The Gracchi Marius and Sulla. Pinnacle Press. ISBN 978-1374894761.