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Marcellus was an important general during the Second Punic War and his five-time election as a consul has its place in Roman history. His decisive victories in Sicily were of history-altering proportions, while his campaigns in Italy itself gave Hannibal himself pause and reinvigorated the [[Roman Senate]]. But it is Marcellus’ triumph as a warrior and winner of a ''[[spolia opima]]'' that confirmed his place in ancient Roman history. Due to all of this, he is known as the ''Sword of Rome''.<ref>[http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/marcellu.html ''Marcellus'' By Plutarch]</ref>
 
Plutarch also emphasized the service of Marcellus as "civilizer of Rome," one of the first to bring Greek art and learning to the Italian city.<ref>[http://classics.mit.edu/Plutarch/marcellu.html ''Marcellus'' By Plutarch]</ref>
 
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