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Germanicus


Bust of Germanicus. Altes Schloß, Stuttgart (Germany). Photo Marco Prins.
Bust of Germanicus. Altes Schloß, Stuttgart
Germanicus: (15 BCE - 19 CE): Roman prince, waged war in Germania.

Family:

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Bust of Germanicus, found in the Roman Baths of Smyrna. Archaeological Museum of Izmir (Turkey). Photo Jona Lendering.
Bust of Germanicus, found in the Roman Baths of Smyrna. Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Life:

  • 15, 24 May: born as son of Drusus and Antonia Minor
  • 4 BCE, 27 or 28 June: Adopted by Tiberius: Germanicus Caesar
  • 5 CE: Marries Vipsania Agrippina
  • 6 Birth of Nero Julius Caesar
  • 7 Quaestor
  • 7 or 8: Birth of Drusus Julius Caesar
  • 7-9 Propraetor in Illyricum (suppression of the Pannonian revolt)
  • 9 Rank of praetor; imperator; triumphal ornaments; birth and death of Tiberius Julius Caesar; Battle in the Teutoburg Forest
  • 10 Birth and death of an unknown son
  • 11 Propraetor in Germania; birth and death of Gaius Julius Caesar
  • 12 Consul; birth of Caligula
  • 13 Proconsul in Germania
  • 14 Death of Augustus; accession of Tiberius; soldiers' rebellion suppressed; attack on the Marsi and Bructeri
  • 15 Attacks on the Chatti and Marsi; recovery of the eagle of the Nineteenth legion; visit to the Teutoburg battlefield; birth of Julia Agrippina Minor in Cologne (perhaps 16)
  • 16 Naval expedition; battle of Idistaviso
  • 16/17 Birth of Julia Drusilla
  • 17 Triumph
  • 17/18 Visit to Lesbos, birth of Julia Livilla
  • 18 Consul II (accepted in Nicopolis)
  • 18-19 Tour through the east
  • 19, Spring: Alexandria
  • 19, 10 October: Dies in Antioch
  • 20, Spring: Burial in the Mausoleum of Augustus

Literary Works

Germanicus composed a poem on astronomy.


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