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UNDER THE EMPIRE.
LONDON: Printed by SPOTTISWOODE & Co
LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.
THE FIFTH VOLUME.
Tiberius succeeds to the empire.- His condescension to the senate, and
pretended reluctance to accept power. — Mutiny of the legions in
Pannonia and on the Rhine, quelled by Drusus and Germanicus.-
Character of Germanicus. — His popularity awakens the jealousy
of Tiberius. - Campaigns of Germanicus beyond the Rhine in 767,
768, and 769. – He revisits the scene of the slaughter of Varus. -
Disaster on his return by sea. — Germanicus reaches the Weser.-
Quarrel between Arminius and his brother Flavius. — Battle of
Idistavisus. — Successive defeats of the Germans, and barren
trophies of the Romans. — Second disaster by sea. — The eagles of
Varus recovered. — The frontier of the empire recedes finally to
the Rhine. — Return of Germanicus to Rome, and triumph there.
– Gloomy forebodings of the people (A.D. 14–17, A. 0. 767
770.) - - - - - - Page 1
| Mission of Germanicus to the East, and of Drusus to Illyricum. -
Retirement of Maroboduus, and death of Arminius. — Germanicus
journeys through Greece and Asia Minor. — Intrigues of Piso and
Plancina against him. — He settles the affairs of Armenia, and
visits Egypt. — His sickness and death imputed to Piso. -- Grief
of the citizens. — Piso attempts to seize the government of Syria.
Is baffled and sent to Rome. — The friends of Germanicus accuse
him before the senate. — His defence, suicide, and condemnation.
- Tiberius free from suspicion of the murder of Germanicus. —
Imposture of Clemens. — Intrigues of Libo Drusus. – Deteriora--
tion in the conduct of Tiberius. — Influence of Livia over him, and
of Sejanus (A.u. 770_773., A.D. 17–20.) -