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date: 09 June 2023


, Roman emperor


, Roman emperor
  • John Percy Vyvian Dacre Balsdon
  •  and Barbara Levick


Tiberius, the emperor (Tiberius Iulius Caesar Augustus), was the son of Ti. *Claudius Nero and *Livia Drusilla, born 16 November 42 bce. Livia was divorced and married *Octavian in 38 shortly before the birth of Tiberius' brother Nero *Claudius Drusus. After public service in Spain with *Augustus (Suet.Tib. 8), Tiberius was quaestor in 23 bce, five years earlier than normal. From 20 bce, when he crowned the Roman nominee *Tigranes(2) in Armenia, until ce 12, when he returned to Rome after retrieving the situation on the Rhine after the Varian disaster (ce 9; see quinctilius varus, p.), Tiberius' military career was uniformly successful. In 15 and 14 bce he completed with Drusus the conquest of the *Alps; from M. *Vipsanius Agrippa's death in 12 until 9 bce he was reducing *Pannonia; from Drusus' death to 7 bce and again from ce 4 to 6 he campaigned in Germany.


  • Roman History and Historiography

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