Germanicus

The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General
Product Number: EB00755521
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473826922
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

"The story of a Roman Emperor that might have been" (Fighting Times). Germanicus was regarded by many Romans as a hero in the mold of Alexander the Great. His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a more open republic. This, the first modern biography of Germanicus, is in parts a growing-up story, a history of war, a tale of political intrigue, and a murder mystery. In this highly readable, fast paced account, historical detective Lindsay Powell details Germanicus's campaigns and battles in Illyricum and Germania; tracks him on his epic tour of the Eastern Mediterranean to Armenia and down the Nile; evaluates the possible causes of his death; and reports on the cruel fate his wife, Agrippina, and their children suffered at the hands of Praetorian Guard commander, and Tiberius's infamous deputy, aelius Sejanus.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2013

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