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    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…

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    Short Biography: Tiberius

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    Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla gave birth to a son named Tiberius Julius Caesar in 42 BC and this is when the story begins. Tiberius was born from an aristocratic father and when Tiberius was little they were forced to flee from Rome because of his father’s republican beliefs and because he had opposed against Octavian in the civil wars. Two years after this happened his mother and father divorced and soon later remarried to Augustus his father’s enemy. Tiberius was very indifferent…

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    In my empathetic response I have written from the perspective of a Roman senator who lived and served during the reign of the emperor Tiberius. The response is intended to have been an extract from the autobiography of my senator, as an impression of Tiberius from contemporary sources, though coloured by the influence of more modern findings. The identity of my senator is important in understanding his stance on the attitudes concerning Tiberius held by the general public, and to this end I have…

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    Tiberius Gracchus Thesis

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    Tiberius Gracchus it could be said, was one of the most influential figures within Roman Antiquity, both in life and the circumstances created as a result of his death…Becoming Tribune in 133 B.C., he represented the plebian class in res publica. Gracchus was an instrumental force behind a very controversial land bill, that proposed to separate the large landed estates and then, redistribute these sizeable parcels of land (latifundias) back to the downtrodden plebian farmers. Essentially, with…

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    Tacitus Quote Analysis

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    emperor’s throne. After the death of Augustus, Tiberius took control. Tacitus explained that Tiberius first act, lusting for the throne, was to commit the crime of assassination. Agrippa Postumus was assassinated by a staff officer of the Roman army. The staff officer was described as finding it a hard task. But as a loyal staff officer to the emperor, he carried out his orders. Tiberius, in an attempt to clean himself of the assassination, was going to make the staff officer go before the…

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    generals at that time. Emperor Augustus had even claimed him as one of his two heir’s. Unfortunately, he died in AD 19 a mystery death. He was seen as the ideal leader Rome could have had and with his absence the people turned their admiration to the remaining members of his family. However, Emperor Tiberius, who succeeded Emperor Augustus’ in AD 14, despised the man’s family. Roman…

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    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (referred to hereafter as ‘Caligula’), was born on August 31st, 12 in Antium, Italy. He became the 4th Emperor of the Roman Empire in 37, and was killed in 41. He reigned for just 3 years and 10 months (Bio.com ). He came to power when his predecessor Tiberius died, mainly because the primary heir was to young. Caligula’s father, Germanicus’ reputation gave Caligula excellent public approval at first, and was unanimously appointed to Emperor by the Senate.…

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    mirror in front of her face, which had a crack running through it representing the way “Girodet saw her, as a vain, adulterous, and avaricious woman” (Rebirth of Reason.) Her husband is pictured to represent the turkey with the tail feather of a peacock sporting a wedding ring representing of the fact that she married him for his perceived wealth. He put this piece of work on display for public view at the Salon De Paris of 1799. The Death of Germanicus 1627, Nicolas Poussin, Oil on Canvas This…

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    gaining full power Augustus instead of becoming a dictator like his uncle, which led to his demise took the role of consul or tribune in the senate. His unofficial title however was “First Citizen” which cemented his importance while also not offending anyone. In 27 B.C.E Octavian was named Augustus by the Senate. As ruler he focused mainly on defense of Rome and internal reformation with particular interest in ridding Rome of immorality, famously exiling even his own daughter for numerous…

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    The Sperlonga sculptures are four sculptural groups that were discovered in 1957 in a grotto on the coast between Naples and Rome. The location is believed to have been a villa that belonged to the Roman Emperor Tiberius, and it is suggested that the grotto was used for social events. At some point the sculptures were shattered, likely by a rock fall , making their reconstruction a difficult process. It is unknown exactly when the sculptures were created, however, it is commonly accepted that…

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