Augustus And Tiberius Relationship

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When Augustus was ruler he was viewed as a savior and protector of Rome who was focused on traditional ways of Rome and Roman values. That’s why many of Augustus sculptures the artist wanted to depict him as a ruler that was sent from the heavens, a godly man sent to restore Rome to its natural beauty and glory. His well-known knowledge of social, moral reforms and political understanding were all used to conduct a more stable and secure, and most importantly success to the Roman world which had been through so much chaos before Augustus became emperor. Augustus was Rome’s first emperor and after all the changes he made in Rome the people accepted him as a god and not a normal human being. When his reign had ended he left Rome unified and made …show more content…
Returning back to Rome as a hero. Both Augustus and Tiberius had military experiences but only one of them could fulfill the needs of the Roman empire. When Tiberius became emperor, in 14 A.D, it was clear that his experience with the military would make him a great that would expand the Roman empire like Augustus, but he did not. Tiberius definitely had some big shoes to fill, he lacked the relationship that Augustus had with the Senate making him unpopular with the senate, they didn’t trust him. He was unable to expand the empire, but he did try his best to keep Rome’s peace. It was evident that Tiberius did not have the same political skill like Augustus and he gave out mixed signals, it was clear he didn’t know what he was doing when it came to ruling over an entire nation. During his reign two armies were threatening to attack Rome, so as a counter measure he sent his young nephew Germanicus to fix his problem. Germanicus victoriously defeated Rome’s enemies becoming a hero that Tiberius disliked, so under mysterious circumstances Germanicus died and many blamed Tiberius. Which resulted in the senate becoming unsympathetic to Tiberius. Tiberius couldn’t ask the Senate to help him, so he befriended Sejanus (cavalry officer) making him commander of his Praetorian guard. Sejanus abused the power that Tiberius gave him, he wanted to acquire more power. But in a turn of events Tiberius adopted and made Caligula (the only survivor of Germanicus family) his heir. Tiberius died in 37 A.D making Caligula the next runner up for the

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