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

by Lindsay Powell

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Overall, this book is a critical biography for readers who are capable of providing their own critical perspective as well as their own sincere appreciation of the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of his subject and its context. This is the sort of book that makes one want to seek out the author’s previous works and pay attention for future works to gain a further understanding of the world of early imperial Rome, its rich and complicated characters as well as its laws, customs, political and military ways, and religious traditions, all of which shine through in this book.
 
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Germanicus was regarded by many Romans as a hero in the mould of Alexander the Great. His untimely death, in suspicious circumstances, ended the possibility of a return to a more open republic and ambitions for the outright conquest of Germania Magna. This biography of Germanicus is in parts a growing-up story, a history of war, a tale of political.… (more)

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