Tiberius, Julius Caesar

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Tiberius, Julius Caesar (42 bc–ad 37) Roman Emperor (ad 14–37). He was the stepson of Augustus, who adopted him as his heir (ad 4). Initially, his administration was just and moderate, but he became increasingly fearful of conspiracy and had many people executed for alleged treason. Tiberius left Rome and spent his last years in seclusion on Capri.


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Tiberius (42 bc–ad 37), Roman emperor ad 14–37. The adopted successor of his stepfather and father-in-law Augustus, he became increasingly tyrannical and his reign was marked by a growing number of treason trials and executions. In 26 he retired to Capri, never returning to Rome.