Tiberius, Second Edition by Robin Seager(auth.)

By Robin Seager(auth.)

Robin Seager has up-to-date his vintage biography of Tiberius, which makes a speciality of the Emperor’s advanced personality because the key to figuring out his reign.

  • The such a lot readable account to be had of the lifetime of Tiberius, the second one Roman emperor.
  • Argues that Tiberius’ personality presents the foremost to realizing his reign.
  • Portrays Tiberius as a guy whose virtues and ideology have been corrupted by way of energy.
  • Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination prompted him to lose his grab of fact.
  • A new afterword discusses vital new facts that has come to mild at the reign of Tiberius.

Chapter 1 Tiberius' early life: The Political historical past (pages 1–10):
Chapter 2 Tiberius and Augustus (pages 11–39):
Chapter three The Accession of Tiberius (pages 40–47):
Chapter four Germanicus and Drusus (pages 48–103):
Chapter five Tiberius as Princeps, advert 14?26 (pages 104–150):
Chapter 6 Seianus (pages 151–188):
Chapter 7 The final Years (pages 189–208):

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Pompeius combined to produce an explosive situation. In 41, with Antony engaged in the East, trouble came to a head at home between Octavian and Antony’s friends, led by his wife Fulvia and his brother Lucius, now consul. 10 Lucius’ forces, penned up in Perusia, eventually surrendered to Octavian in February of 40 and were mercilessly liquidated. But Nero and Livia escaped first to Praeneste and then to Neapolis, and so by sea to Sicily, where Sex. 11 At Neapolis they left the aged C. Velleius, who had served as praefectus fabrum (adjutant) under Pompey and Brutus as well as TIBERIUS’ CHILDHOOD: POLITICAL BACKGROUND 7 under Nero.

The Parthian throne was always menaced by internal dissensions, and its occupants were consequently reluctant to indulge in foreign wars of uncertain outcome which might supply occasions for revolution at home. Augustus was eager to stop short of war, provided that the standards and prisoners lost at Carrhae and later could be honourably recovered and a monarch friendly to Rome placed on the throne of Armenia. This valuable buffer-state had been lost to Rome by the intrigues of Antony, who had lured its king, Artavasdes, into his control and then treacherously handed him over to Cleopatra.

Gracchus also marked the beginning of Italian agitation for the Roman citizenship, a demand eventually granted only after a brief but bitter war that broke out in 91. The enfranchisement of Italy was to have profound effects, as new candidates came forward to compete for office and new voters made the assemblies more difficult for Roman politicians to control: the local aristocrats of the Italian towns gradually began to make their way in politics, encountering resistance as long as the republic survived, but surging forward during the triumvirate and early principate.

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