Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General

Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General

Lindsay Powell / Jul 21, 2019

Germanicus The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome s Most Popular General Germanicus a k a Germanicus Iulius Caesar was considered by Romans as one of their greatest military heroes His untimely death in suspicious circumstances ended the possibility of a return to a open

  • Title: Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General
  • Author: Lindsay Powell
  • ISBN: 9781781591208
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Germanicus a.k.a Germanicus Iulius Caesar was considered by Romans as one of their greatest military heroes His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a open republic and ambitions for the outright conquest of Germania Magna Germany This, the first modern biography of Germanicus, is in parts a growing up story, a histoGermanicus a.k.a Germanicus Iulius Caesar was considered by Romans as one of their greatest military heroes His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a open republic and ambitions for the outright conquest of Germania Magna Germany 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 It is a natural sequel to the author s first book, Eager for Glory, which discussed the life of Germanicus natural father, Nero Claudius Drusus, for the first time.Born in 15 BC, Germanicus grew up to be a skilled diplomat and bold soldier Married to the granddaughter of Augustus by whom he fathered the future Emperor Caligula and responsible for avenging Rome s humiliating defeat at the Teutoburg Forest through victory at Idistaviso AD16 and the recovery of one of the lost standards, his reputation and popularity were immense The Emperor Tiberius, his adoptive father, granted him a triumph, but refused to let him complete the reconquest of Germania, sending him instead to command in the East Did Tiberius feel jealous and threatened Germanicus fortunes waned when he fell out with one of Tiberius appointees, Piso His death in mysterious circumstances, aged 34, brought great outpourings of public grief and anger, with many suspecting murder on the orders of Tiberius Piso was put on trial but he committed suicide or was he murdered before the senate could reach a verdict.

    • Free Download [Contemporary Book] ï Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General - by Lindsay Powell î
      346 Lindsay Powell
    • thumbnail Title: Free Download [Contemporary Book] ï Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General - by Lindsay Powell î
      Posted by:Lindsay Powell
      Published :2018-09-03T09:07:06+00:00

    About "Lindsay Powell"

      • Lindsay Powell

        LINDSAY POWELL is a historical detective He is motivated to tell the stories of the under reported personalities and events of history in the belief that they deserve to be told to complete our understanding of the past A historian and writer, Lindsay has a particular passion for the military history of the Roman Empire He scours ancient documents, inscriptions, coins and museums for stories, and archaeological, engineering, medical and scientific reports to reveal deeper truths He was news editor of Ancient Warfare 2011 2016 and continues to contribute to the magazine He has written for Military Heritage, Desperta Ferro and Strategy Tactics magazines, as well as Pen and Sword Books, Osprey Publishing, The History Network and UNRV Lindsay is a veteran of the world renowned Ermine Street Guard His appearances include BBC Radio and The History Channel,He divides his time between Austin, Texas and Wokingham, England.


    181 Comments

    1. Textbooks on Germanicus - arguably one of Rome's finest generals - are few and far between, sadly. When one is published, therefore, it gives cause for celebration - particularly when it's as good as the volume penned by Lindsay Powell. Meticulously researched, absorbing and well written, this is no dusty, academic tome, but a `must have' text for any reader with an interest in Rome. Powell knows his subject matter inside out, and is to be highly commended on a most welcome addition to the biogr [...]



    2. Germanicus Julius Caesar was born Nero Claudius Drusus, after his father, on 24 May 16 BCE. The son of famed warrior, Drusus the elder, and of the daughter of Mark Anthony and Octavia; the step-grandson of Emperor Augustus; and the eventual father to Caligula, Germanicus was destined for greatness.Lindsay Powell traces the life of one of Rome’s most popular generals from his cultured and well-educated upbringing to his impressive military career, which began at the age of 21. Drusus the Elder [...]


    3. A well written and engaging narrative. As insightful about Germanicus as it was about Tiberius, which adds to the value of this book. Powell does a very commendable job putting together the biography of this truly charismatic, but too often footnoted, personality.


    4. very good read, discusses the various aspects of germanicus both in life as well as in death. his importance to Rome and the reasons behind his perceived greatness. I especially concur with Powell's assessment doing justice to germanicus' importance to his fellow Romans by the quote in the last pages; "Germanicus Ceasar's unexpected death on 10 October 20 CE was ancient Rome 's 'JFK moment'."


    Leave a Reply