Facts about Tiberius

Summary

Tiberius (born as Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus in Rome, died in Misenum) was a famous Statesman from Rome, who lived between 42 BC and 37 AC.

Biography

Tiberius Caesar Augustus was Roman emperor from 19 August 14 AD until his death. He was the second Roman emperor, and succeeded his stepfather, Augustus. Jesus' ministry and death took place in Tiberii reign.

Tiberius was Augustus' principal commander in the field and captured, among other things Illyria until the Danube.
Tiberius to be because of their bad qualities as an administrator have been well liked by his stepfather Augustus. It is very controversial whether Augustus wanted Tiberius as successor. However, he was chosen as his successor when there were many others to choose from.

Tiberius ruled in a way that in many ways worked well for the kingdom. He made sure to give people in the lands that had problems, support. He also wanted the officials to perform their duties in a satisfactory manner. Tiberius did not want to be deified. Instead keiserdyrkelsen were directed against Augustus. Tiberius eventually abandoned Rome and placed himself in exile on the island of Capri.

However, his reign also marked by his bad qualities. He must constantly be suspicious, and he allowed many people executed, including some of his own friends. Influenced by Sejanus, who was the leader of Pretorianergarden, his control more and more marked by terror. However, did Sejanus rebellion and was eventually executed.
Tiberius raised his great-nephew Caligula, who became his successor.

Tiberius is one of the most mysterious and most controversial of all the emperors. The ancient sources vary greatly in their descriptions of him. The discussions are often put around his relationship with his mother, Livia, and how much influence she had on his way to the imperial power. There are two authors from the time claim that Tiberius was merely a puppet for his mother's power game, Tacitus and Suetonius. By Tacitus Tiberius was described as a hypocrite. Today's historians, however, doubt the credibility of the two Roman historians.


Our collection contains 5 quotes who is written / told by Tiberius.

Related authors: Claudius, Augustus, Tacitus

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiberius

Famous quotes by Tiberius (5)


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"It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them"
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"To have command is to have all the power you will ever need. To have all the power you will ever need, is to have the world in the palm of you hand"
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"I shall always be consistent and never change my ways so long as I am in my senses; but for the sake of precedent the Senate should beware of binding itself to support the acts of any man, since he might through some mischance suffer a change"
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"Power has no limits"
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"Let them hate me, provided they respect my conduct"


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