The Remarkable Life and Mysterious Death of Germanicus Julius Caesar with Lindsay Powell


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Germanicus was one of the most popular and successful generals of the early Roman Principate. Step grandson of the Roman emperor Augustus, he died 2,000 years ago this month. His death has always been considered a mystery, with a possible conspiracy to poison him to keep him out of the imperial line of succession.

Dan talked to Lindsay Powell about Rome's difficult relationship with Germany, the attempted conquest and disastrous defeat at the hands of Varus, along with Germanicus' attempts to restore the Roman position.

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