"But she put to sea in spite of storms"
Benjamin West, Agrippina Landing at Brindisium with the Ashes of Germanicus, Yale University Art Gallery
Public DomainBenjamin West, Agrippina Landing at Brindisium with the Ashes of Germanicus, Yale University Art Gallery

The return of Germanicus's widow, Agrippina Major, to Rome with his ashes (via the port of Brindisium) is described by both Suetonius and Tacitus. Germanicus's death and funeral represented such a traumatic moment in the history of Rome that they became a significant theme in 17th and 18th Century European art.

 

Nicholas Poussin, The Death of Germanicus, 1628, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Public DomainNicholas Poussin, The Death of Germanicus, 1628, Minneapolis Institute of Arts