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

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ISBN-10: 047013741X

ISBN-13: 9780470137413

Edition: 2008

Authors: Stephen Dando-Collins

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Unraveling A Murder Mystery That Changed History Could the killing of a single great leader while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have been the root cause of the empire's collapse more than four centuries later? Perhaps, but only if that leader were the grandson of Mark Antony, the adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, handpicked by Augustus to become the third emperor, as well as the father of Caligula and the grandfather of Nero. Germanicus Julius Caesar was all of the above. He was also a brilliant general, a master politician, and the most beloved man in the empire. This brilliant investigation of his death and its aftermath is both a compelling, thought-provoking history…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Yannick Murphy is the author of the novels Signed, Mata Hari ; Here They Come ; and The Sea of Tree s, as well as two story collections and several children's books. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and a Chesterfield Screenwriting Award.Her work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading and The O. Henry Prize Stories . She lives in Vermont with her veterinarian husband and their children.Stephen Dando-Collins is the author of the acclaimed CAPTAIN BLIGH'S OTHER MUTINY and a successful series of popular histories about the legions of ancient Rome published in the US, UK, and Australia: CAESAR'S LEGION, NERO'S KILLING MACHINE…    

Atlas
Bloodline of the Caesars
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Murder of Germanicus Caesar
The Immediate Aftermath
The Return to Rome
Piso Returns
Motives for Murder
The Murder Trial Begins
Prosecution and Defense
Destroying the Family of Germanicus
The Downfall of Sejanus
The Germanicus Emperor
The Murder of Caligula
The New Germanicus Emperor
The Murder of Claudius
The Murder of Britannicus
The Claims of Germanicus's Quaestor
The Murder of Nero's Mother
Death for Burrus and Octavia
The Plot to Murder Nero
The End of Nero
Unmasking Germanicus's Murderers
How the Murder Was Carried Out
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index