Home The Roman Empire Special Features The Series Resources For Educators
  60BC 40BC 20BC 0AD 20AD 40AD 60AD 80AD 100AD - 180AD  
   The great military commander Germanicus

The great military commander Germanicus
  19 AD - Germanicus dies.
Germanicus dies, possibly murdered. Despite the lack of evidence, his widow, Agrippina the Elder, is convinced that Tiberius poisoned him and wages a relentless vendetta against the emperor. Suetonius suggests possible motives for Tiberius, including jealousy and fear of his adopted son's popularity and increasing power.

26 AD - Tiberius leaves Rome.
Tiberius retires to the island of Capri, never to return to Rome. His deputy, Sejanus, continues to increase his power and authority in Rome.
Back   Next
The Roman Empire - In The First Century Return to Special Features Caesar Augustus Tiberius Caligula Claudius Nero Four Emperor Vespasian Titus Domitian Nerva Trajan