Sulla

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Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, (around 138 - 79 B.C.) known in the English-speaking world as "Sulla," both ripped apart the late Roman Republic with civil war and tried to reconstruct the system with an aristocratic reform.

In 81 he enacted a series of reforms to put control of the state firmly in the hands of a larger Senate, but also arranged that the numbers of senators was doubled from 300 to 600 and that membership was automatic on election to the office of Quaestor instead of at the decision of the Censors.