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On this day in A.D. 37, the second emperor of Rome, Tiberius, died. When Tiberius took power following the death of Augustus, he refused to assume many of the proffered honors and rejected flattery. He tried to moderate greedy tax collectors and allow the rule of law. However, his reputation in history is largely negative. Read more about this emperor in my brief summary and in the accompanying account from Suetonius: Tiberius.