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Tiberius Died

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On this day in ancient history - March 16:

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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.


March 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm
(1) Ana (journalist specialized in History) says:

I suspect that Tiberium owes his awful reputation to a propaganda campaign lead by his political enemies. Scandals and gossip didn’t start until he retired from public life, leaving an assistant in Rome. And the things told about him were opposite to his acts and behavior while he was in Rome. I’m not suggesting he was a saint, he was probably involved in some political murders, but all those stories of sexual depravation that arouse suddenly don’t seem to be very trustful.

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