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Agrippina the Elder

Agrippina the Elder  

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(c.14 bc–ad 33), the daughter of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and of Julia (daughter of Augustus). She married Germanicus (probably in ad 5), to whom she bore nine children. She was with Germanicus on ...
Agrippina the Younger

Agrippina the Younger  

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(ad 15–59), eldest daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, was born on 6 November ad 15 at Ara Ubiorum. In 28 she was betrothed to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, to whom she bore one son, the ...
Augustus

Augustus  

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(63 bc–ad 14),the first Roman emperor; also called (until 27 bc) Octavian. He was adopted by the will of his great-uncle Julius Caesar and gained supreme power by his defeat of Mark Antony in 31 bc. ...
Caligula

Caligula  

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(12–41 ad)Roman emperor (37–41). Brought up in a military camp, he gained the nickname Caligula (Latin for ‘little boot’) as an infant on account of the miniature military boots he wore. Caligula's ...
Claudius

Claudius  

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(10 bc–54 ad)Roman emperor (41–54 ad). He spent his early life engaged in historical study, prevented from entering public life by his physical infirmity; he was proclaimed emperor after the murder ...
Claudius Drusus, Nero

Claudius Drusus, Nero  

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38–9 bc,second son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla, younger brother of Tiberius, later emperor. After Tiberius Nero's death in 33 he was brought up by Octavian. In 19 he was permitted to ...
Drusus

Drusus  

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See claudius drusus, nero (38–9 bc) and iulius caesar, drusus (c.13 bc–ad 23), brother and son respectively of the emperor Tiberius.
Gaius

Gaius  

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The emperor, ‘Caligula’ (Gaius Iulius Caesar Germanicus, ad 12–41), son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. In 14–16 he was on the Rhine with his parents and, dressed in miniature uniform, was ...
Germanicus

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Arnaldo Momigliano, Theodore John Cadoux, and Barbara M. Levick

Who's Who in the Classical World

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(before adoption Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus), elder son of Drusus and Antonia, was born 24 May 15 or 16 ...

Germanicus

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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(Germanicus Julius Caesar, c.15 bce–19 ce), popular commander and adopted member of the Julio-Claudian imperial

Germanicus

Germanicus (15 bcad 19)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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(Rome, 15 bcad 19, Antioch)

is usually known. A successful and popular general, Germanicus avenged the defeat

imperium

imperium  

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[De]Latin word for a command, which grew to signify the right to give orders, and so to mean supreme power, normally equivalent in the later Roman period to ‘empire’. Imperator, originally ...
Julio-Claudian Emperors

Julio-Claudian Emperors  

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The Julio-Claudian emperors were Augustus (Imperator Caesar Augustus, 27 bce–14 ce), Tiberius (Tiberius Caesar Augustus, 14–37ce), Gaius (commonly called “Caligula”; Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, ...
Livia

Livia  

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Wife of Augustus, b. 58 bc. The granddaughter of Marcus Livius Drusus (2), she first married in 43 or 42 Tiberius Claudius Nero, whom she accompanied on his flight after the Perusine War. She bore ...
Lucius Munatius Plancus

Lucius Munatius Plancus  

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Of senatorial family, served under Julius Caesar in the Gallic and Civil Wars, was probably praetor late 47 bc, and in 45 was one of Caesar's six prefects of the city (see RRC 475). Proconsul of ...
Nero

Nero  

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[Na]Roman emperor ad 54–68, stepson and heir of the emperor Claudius. He became infamous for his personal debaucheries and extravagances and, on doubtful evidence, for his burning of Rome and ...
Palmyra

Palmyra  

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An ancient city of Syria, an oasis in the Syrian desert north-east of Damascus on the site of present-day Tadmur. First mentioned in the 19th century bc, Palmyra was an independent state in the 1st ...
Sejanus

Sejanus  

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D. ad 31, of Volsinii (mod. Bolsena). Sejanus’ father was an eques (knight), Lucius Seius Strabo, his mother the sister of Quintus Iunius Blaesus, suffect consul ad 10, and connected with Aelii ...
Teutoburger Wald

Teutoburger Wald  

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The district where, in ad 9, the army of Quinctilius Varus was destroyed on the march from summer to winter quarters. Its location was until very recently the subject of much speculation. However, ...
Tiberius

Tiberius  

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(42 bc–ad 37),Roman emperor ad 14–37. The adopted successor of his stepfather and father-in-law Augustus, he became increasingly tyrannical and his reign was marked by a growing number of treason ...

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