By Chris Scarre
Utilizing timelines and illustrations all through, this quantity follows the succession of rulers of Imperial Rome.These graphics of the emperors shape the construction blocks of a useful and hugely readable renowned historical past of Imperial Rome, delivered to lifestyles utilizing the colourful testimony of up to date authors. 328 illustrations, 111 in colour
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All of these mannerisms of his, which were disagreeable and signs of arrogance, were remarked by Augustus, who often tried to excuse them to the senate and people by declaring that they were natural failings, and not intentiona1. Suetonius Life of Tiberius LXVIII Cameo showing the emperor Tiberius with his mother Livia, wife of Augustus; now in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 15 20 The emperor Tiberius is an enigmatic figure. Tacitus and Suetonius por tray him as a mean-spirited tyrant, a man ever-ready to spill blood, living a life of odious seclusion on Capri while Rome was riven by treason tri als and innocent deaths.
He certainly had many enemies who were ready to sow suspi cion in Tiberius's mind. The crucial argument was a letter from Antonia, Tiberius's sister-in-law, warning him of his danger. Tiberius decided that Sejanus must go, but since Sejanus controlled the praetori an guard he had to act with great caution. Tiberius's solution was to enlist the aid of Naevius Sertorius Macro, who was promised Sejanus's command. At the senate meeting on 1 8 October Macro replaced the guard of praetorians by soldiers of the night watch, then handed over Tiberius's letter ordering the arrest of Sejanus.
Below) Reconstruction of the Villa Jovis on Capri. cient in Greek as well as Latin, even to the point of composing verses in the style of his favourite Greek poets. Tiberius's greatest interest was mythology, and his favourite pastime was quizzing grammarians with obscure or unanswerable questions. These included 'Who was Hecuba's mother? ' He must have been a difficult dining companion. Senate and empire Tiberius's basic approach to government was one of laissez-faire, keep ing control of affairs without intervening more than was necessary.