Blood of the Caesars (Hardcover)

How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

By Stephen Dando-Collins

Wiley, 9780470137413, 273pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

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Description

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.


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.