publication date: Thursday, April 12, 2012 (part of Spring 2012)

category: Military

clue: His military reforms made Rome's legions powerful, and led to his election as consul seven times.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Erik Bates, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Aaron Shurtleff

When in Rome: The ancient Romans founded one of the greatest empires of antiquity, excelling in government, war, arts, and general decadence. Get in a time machine and spend this week identifying some of the major figures of the Roman era.

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