Caesar [20 BCE -
Given name: Gaius
oldest son of Marcus
grandson & heir apparent of Augustus,
cousin of Claudius.
father died (12 BCE),
his grandfather adopted him & his younger brother Lucius. His name was
changed to Gaius Julius Caesar Vipsanianus & he was prepared to become
Augustus' successor, holding a series of public offices despite his youth. At age 21 (1 CE)
he was named consul of Rome, but was unable to serve
since he was on a military campaign in the East. The next year
he was made governor of Syria. Before he could return to Rome, he was
fatally wounded while fighting in Armenia. Gaius' untimely death forced
Augustus to name his stepson, Tiberius,
Caesars: Augustus 64-65.
Cassius Dio, Roman
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