Tiberius

Reece Period attributed: Period 1

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Member of the Julio-Claudians dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 14 until 37.

Tiberius Caesar Augustus, born Tiberius Claudius Nero (November 16, 42 BC – March 16 AD 37), was the second Roman Emperor, from the death of Augustus in AD 14 until his own death in 37. Tiberius was by birth a Claudian, son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced his father and remarried to Augustus in 39 BC. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter Julia the Elder (from an earlier marriage) and even later be adopted by Augustus and by this act he became a Julian. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the next forty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

Tiberius Claudius Nero is recognized as one of Rome's greatest generals, whose campaigns in Pannonia, Illyricum, Rhaetia and Germania laid the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler (tristissimus hominum – ‘the gloomiest of men’, by one account), who never really desired to be Emperor. After the death of Tiberius’ son Drusus in 23, the quality of his rule declined, and ended in a Terror. In 26 Tiberius exiled himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian Prefects Lucius Aelius Sejanus and Quintus Naevius Macro. Caligula, Tiberius’ adopted grandson, succeeded the Emperor on his demise.

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  • Preferred label: Tiberius
  • Full names:
    • Tiberius
    • * Tiberius Claudius Nero (birth to adoption)
    • * Tiberius Julius Caesar (adoption to accession)
    • * Tiberius Caesar Divi Augusti filius Augustus (as emperor)
  • Title: Commanding General in Germania, Caesar of the Roman Empire, Consul of the Roman Empire, Commanding General in Armenia, Commanding General in Pannonia, Commanding General in Rhaetia
  • Predecessor: Augustus
  • Successor: Caligula
  • Definition: Tiberius (Latin: Tiberius Caesar Dīvī Augustī Fīlius Augustus; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March 37 AD) was a Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Tiberius Claudius Nero, a Claudian, Tiberius was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla. His mother divorced Nero and married Octavian, later known as Augustus, in 39 BC, making him a step-son of Octavian. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter (from his marriage to Scribonia), Julia the Elder, and even later be adopted by Augustus, by which act he officially became a Julian, bearing the name Tiberius Julius Caesar. The subsequent emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the following thirty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty. In relations to the other emperors of this dynasty, Tiberius was the stepson of Augustus, grand-uncle of Caligula, paternal uncle of Claudius, and great-grand uncle of Nero. Tiberius was one of Rome's greatest generals; his conquest of Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and temporarily, parts of Germania, laid the foundations for the northern frontier. But he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive, and sombre ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder called him tristissimus hominum, "the gloomiest of men." After the death of Tiberius’ son Drusus Julius Caesar in 23 AD, he became more reclusive and aloof. In 26 AD Tiberius removed himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian Prefects Lucius Aelius Sejanus and Quintus Naevius Sutorius Macro. Caligula, Tiberius' grand-nephew and adopted grandson, succeeded Tiberius upon his death.
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  • Other title(s):
    • Commanding General in Germania
    • Caesar of the Roman Empire
    • Consul of the Roman Empire
    • Commanding General in Armenia
    • Commanding General in Pannonia
    • Roman Emperor
    • Julio-Claudian dynasty
    • Commanding General in Rhaetia
  • Came After:
    • Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (consul 32)
    • Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus
    • Quirinius
    • Decimus Haterius Agrippa
    • Gaius Antistius Vetus (consul 6 BC)
    • Gaius Sulpicius Galba
    • Lucius Norbanus Balbus
    • Decius Laelius Balbus
    • Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus (consul AD 19)
    • Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus
  • Came before:
    • Marcus Vinicius (consul 30)
    • Gaius Asinius Gallus
    • Gaius Marcius Censorinus (consul 8 BC)
    • Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Augur
    • Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 14 BC)
    • Lucius Cassius Longinus (consul AD 30)
    • Gaius Caelius Rufus
    • Lucius Pomponius Flaccus
    • Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus
    • Marcus Valerius Messalla Barbatus
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