107 BCE and before
Marius serves as consul with Sulla as his second-in-command. They fight civil wars. Marius reforms Roman army, Sulla initiates proscription lists.
before 70 BCE
Cicero climbs the cursus honorum, ladder of political offices, quickly - aedile, quaestor, praetor, consul
formation of the 1st Triumvirate - Pompey gets conquered lands, Crassus gets Parthia, Caesar gets Gaul
Crassus and his son are killed by the Parthians, who poured molten gold down Crassus' throat.
Cicero joins Pompey's army. Pompey and Caesar fight the Battle of Pharsalus, where Caesar wins. Pompey flees to Egypt.
Caesar becomes dictator for life. Marc Antony forms the 2nd Triumvirate with Octavian and Lepidus. Cicero publishes the Philippics against Marc Antony.