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Germanicus, born in 15 BC, was a favorite of the Emperor Augustus, who saw him as a possible heir if anything happened to his own adopted son Tiberius. Augustus therefore forced Tiberius to adopt Germanicus. Germanicus commanded the Roman forces on the northern frontier and was popular with the legions and people. According to Tacitus, Tiberius quickly came to hate him ...

 

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