Tiberius the General
Son of Livia and Tiberius Nero (d.32 BC)
39 BC Livia divorced Tiberius Nero. Married Octavian.
Tiberius married Vipsania (whom he loved) - Daughter of Marcus Agrippa (1st marriage)
21 BC Marcus Agrippa married Julia (daughter of Augustus).
Marcus Agrippa and Julia had five children.
12 BC Death of Marcus Agrippa
Tiberius forced to marry Julia (whom he hated)
6 BC – AD
2 Lived in exile on
AD 2 Tiberius forced to divorce Julia (sexual immorality).
Augustus upheld family values.
Julia was not allowed visitors but her mother Scribonia was allowed to go into exile with her.
AD 4 Augustus adopts Tiberius as his son.
AD 12 Co-regent with Augustus
AD 14 Emperor (55 years old)
Scribonia was forced by Tiberius to leave Julia and she died soon after.
Julia died in AD 14 the same year as her father (Augustus).
Either from starvation or sorrow after hearing that her last remaining son had been killed.
Tiberius Caesar (42 BC – AD 37)
Emperor Tiberius (14-37)
AD 14 Reign of Tiberius begins.
Period of good government (AD14-26/27)
Tiberius attended Senate meetings.
Easily offended – sensitive nature
Livia – domineering mother
Known by name, son of Livia
Thrasyllus – his astrologer was with him
Retirement inflamed his suspicions, depressions.
AD 29 Livia died
Period of unrest (AD 26/27-37)
Sejanus head of Praetorium guard.
acting under the authority of Tiberius – controlled
Sejanus conspired against imperial family – executions.
Sejanus able to keep people away from Tiberius.
AD 30 Antonia warned Tiberius of Sejanus
AD 31 Tiberius and Sejanus joint consuls
AD 31 Sejanus killed – 18 October
AD 37 Death of Tiberius – 16 March