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
  • Title: Caesar of the Roman Empire, Consul of Rome
  • Predecessor: Augustus
  • Successor: Caligula
  • Definition: Tiberius ( ty-BEER-ee-əs; Latin: Tiberius Caesar divi Augusti filius Augustus, "Tiberius Caesar Augustus, Son of the Divine Augustus"; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March 37 AD) was the second Roman emperor, reigning from AD 14 to 37. He succeeded his stepfather, Augustus. Born to Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla to a family of the noted patrician gens Claudia, he was given the name Tiberius Claudius Nero. His mother divorced Nero and married Octavian—later to ascend to Emperor as Augustus—who officially became his stepfather. Tiberius would later marry Augustus' daughter (from his marriage to Scribonia), Julia the Elder, and even later be adopted by Augustus. Through the adoption, he officially became a Julian, assuming the name Tiberius Julius Caesar. The emperors after Tiberius would continue this blended dynasty of both families for the following thirty years; historians have named it the Julio-Claudian dynasty. His relationship to the other emperors of this dynasty was as follows: he was the stepson of Augustus, grand-uncle of Caligula, paternal uncle of Claudius, and great-grand uncle of Nero. Tiberius' 22-and-a-half-year reign would be the longest after that of Augustus until that of Emperor Antoninus Pius, who surpassed his reign by a few months. Tiberius was one of the greatest Roman generals; his conquest of Pannonia, Dalmatia, Raetia, and (temporarily) parts of Germania laid the foundations for the northern frontier. Even so, he came to be remembered as a dark, reclusive and sombre ruler who never really desired to be emperor; Pliny the Elder called him "the gloomiest of men". After the death of his son Drusus Julius Caesar in AD 23, Tiberius became more reclusive and aloof. In 26 AD he removed himself from Rome and left administration largely in the hands of his unscrupulous Praetorian prefects Lucius Aelius Sejanus and Quintus Naevius Sutorius Macro. When Tiberius died, he was succeeded by his grand-nephew and adopted grandson, Caligula.
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  • Birth place: Roman Republic, Roman Italy, Rome
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    • Other title(s):
      • Caesar of the Roman Empire
      • List of Roman consuls
      • Consul of Rome
      • List of Roman emperors
    • Came After:
      • Decimus Haterius Agrippa
      • Lucius Seius Tubero
      • Gaius Antistius Vetus (consul 6 BC)
      • Decimus Laelius Balbus
      • Lucius Arruntius Camillus Scribonianus
      • Marcus Valerius Messalla Appianus
      • Livineius Regulus
      • Quirinius
      • Gaius Sulpicius Galba
      • Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus (father of Nero)
    • Came before:
      • Gaius Asinius Gallus Saloninus
      • Marcus Valerius Messala Barbatus
      • Gnaeus Cornelius Lentulus Augur
      • Naevia (gens)
      • Gaius Marcius Censorinus (consul 8 BC)
      • Gaius Vibius Marsus
      • Gaius Cassius Longinus (consul 30)
      • Marcus Aurelius Cotta Maximus Messalinus
      • Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives (consul 14 BC)
      • Lucius Voluseius Proculus
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