Ancient History & Civilisation

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

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.

Atlas

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Murder of Germanicus Caesar

Chapter 2. The Immediate Aftermath

Chapter 3. The Return to Rome

Chapter 4. Piso Returns

Chapter 5. Motives for Murder

Chapter 6. The Murder Trial Begins

Chapter 7. Prosecution and Defense

Chapter 8. Destroying the Family of Germanicus

Chapter 9. The Downfall of Sejanus

Chapter 10. The Germanicus Emperor

Chapter 11. The Murder of Caligula

Chapter 12. The New Germanicus Emperor

Chapter 13. The Murder of Claudius

Chapter 14. The Murder of Britannicus

Chapter 15. The Claims of Germanicus’s Quaestor

Chapter 16. The Murder of Nero’s Mother

Chapter 17. Death for Burrus and Octavia

Chapter 18. The Plot to Murder Nero

Chapter 19. The End of Nero

Chapter 20. Unmasking Germanicus’s Murderers

Chapter 21. How the Murder Was Carried Out

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