Tiberius

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 336 pages
Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor’s complex character as the key to understanding his reign.

  • The most readable account available of the life of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.
  • Argues that Tiberius’ character provides the key to understanding his reign.
  • Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power.
  • Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality.
  • A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.
 

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Contents

The Political Background
1
2 Tiberius and Augustus
11
3 The Accession of Tiberius
40
4 Germanicus and Drusus
48
5 Tiberius as Princeps AD 1426
104
6 Seianus
151
7 The Last Years
189
Conclusion
209
Afterword
213
The Sources
232
Notes
243
Bibliography
288
Additional Bibliography
294
Index
299
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About the author (2008)

Robin Seager is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Pompey: A Political Biography (1979), Ammianus Marcellinus: Seven Studies in his Language and Thought (1986) and Pompey the Great (Blackwell, 2002).

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