Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania

Ancient Warfare magazine regular and History Network contributor Lindsay Powell has published this excellent tome covering the life of Drusus the Elder.

If you missed the podcast its season 11 episode 03.

Drusus the Elder (Nero Claudius Drusus) was regarded by the Romans as the first conqueror of Germania (western Germany) and a hero in the mould 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.