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In accordance with Roman naming conventions, he adopted the name "Julius Caesar" while retaining his agnomen, becoming Germanicus Julius Caesar. His father was the general Nero Claudius Drusus, the son of Livia by her first husband, Tiberius Claudius Nero.His mother was Antonia Minor, the younger daughter of the triumvir Mark Antony and Augustus' sister Octavia Minor.By the time Germanicus arrived the rebels had withdrawn to mountain fortresses from which they launched raids.

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His death has been attributed to poison by ancient sources, but that was never proven.

As a famous general, he was widely popular and regarded as the ideal Roman long after his death. As a result, Germanicus was adopted out of the Claudii and into the Julii.

While in the eastern provinces, he came into conflict with the governor of Syria, Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso.

During their feud, Germanicus became ill in Antioch, where he died on 10 October AD 19.

As a condition of Tiberius' own adoption by Augustus, Tiberius was to adopt Germanicus as a son and to name him as his heir.

If Tiberius had not adopted Germanicus before his own adoption, and had Augustus adopted Tiberius first, then Tiberius would have lost sui iuris, which included the legal authority to adopt.

As a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was a close relative to all five Julio-Claudian emperors.

On his mother's side, he was the great-nephew of Augustus, and the nephew of Tiberius (the first and second emperors respectively).

Only six of his children came of age; Tiberius and the Ignotus died as infants, and Gaius the Elder in his early childhood.

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