Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania (Hardback)
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Short Description for Eager for Glory Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus (Drusus the Elder) was one of the most extraordinary figures of Caesar Augustus’ family and the original conqueror of Germania Magna. Yet for too long his life and exploits have been consigned to footnotes in the annals of the Roman Empire. In fact, Drusus the Elder is the most important Roman who has not been written about - until now in EAGER FOR GLORY.
- Published: 23 March 2011
- Format: Hardback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781848843332 ISBN 10: 184884333X
- Sales rank: 184,177
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Drusus the Elder (Nero Claudius Drusus) was regarded by the Romans as the first conqueror of Germania (western Germany) and a hero in the mold of Alexander the Great. Yet there has never been a full volume dedicated to his remarkable story, achievements and legacy. Eager for Glory brings this heroic figure back to life for a modern audience.Drusus was a stepson of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, through his marriage to Livia. As a commander he led daring campaigns by sea and land that pushed the northern frontiers of Rome's empire to the Elbe River. He oversaw one of the largest developments of military infrastructure of the age. He married Mark Antony's daughter, Antonia, and fathered Germanicus, the Empire's most popular general, and the future emperor Claudius. He died when he was only 29 and was revered in death. Eager for Glory is an objective and thoroughly researched account, written in a lucid narrative style which reveals the author's passion for the period.