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Tiberius, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1528-5
340 pages
January 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor’s complex character as the key to understanding his reign.

  • The most readable account available of the life of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.
  • Argues that Tiberius’ character provides the key to understanding his reign.
  • Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power.
  • Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality.
  • A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.
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List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition.

Chronological Table.

Abbreviations.

Maps.

1 Tiberius' Childhood: The Political Background.

2 Tiberius and Augustus.

3 The Accession of Tiberius.

4 Germanicus and Drusus.

5 Tiberius as Princeps, ad 14-26.

6 Seianus.

7 The Last Years.

Conclusion.

Afterword.

Stemma.

The Sources.

Bibliography.

Additional Bibliography.

Index
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Robin Seager is Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of Pompey: A Political Biography (1979), Ammianus Marcellinus: Seven Studies in his Language and Thought (1986) and Pompey the Great (Blackwell, 2002).
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  • An updated edition of this classic biography originally published in the 1970s.
  • The most readable account available of the life of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.
  • Argues that Tiberius’s character provides the key to understanding his reign.
  • Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power.
  • Shows how Tiberius’s fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality.
  • A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.
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"This second edition is a welcome revision of the excellent Tiberius ... The book has much to commend it ... Undergraduates will find it an excellent resource, and one not beyond sixth-form students." Journal of Classics Teaching
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