Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

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Overview

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar—the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero—while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have been the root cause of the empire's collapse more than four centuries later? This brilliant investigation of Germanicus Caesar’s death and its aftermath is both a compelling history and first-class murder mystery with a plot twist Agatha Christie would envy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470137413
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/25/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.47(w) x 9.45(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome, Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable Fourteenth Legion, Cleopatra's Kidnappers: How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar, and Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor. He is an Australian-born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.

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Table of Contents

Atlas.

Bloodline of the Caesars.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

I The Murder of Germanicus Caesar.

II The Immediate Aftermath.

III The Return to Rome.

IV Piso Returns.

V Motives for Murder.

VI The Murder Trial Begins.

VII Prosecution and Defense.

VIII Destroying the Family of Germanicus.

IX The Downfall of Sejanus.

X The Germanicus Emperor.

XI The Murder of Caligula.

XII The New Germanicus Emperor.

XIII The Murder of Claudius.

XIV The Murder of Britannicus.

XV The Claims of Germanicus’s Quaestor.

XVI The Murder of Nero’s Mother.

XVII Death for Burrus and Octavia.

XVIII The Plot to Murder Nero.

XIX The End of Nero.

XX Unmasking Germanicus’s Murderers.

XXI How the Murder Was Carried Out.

Notes.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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