Tiberius Claudius Nero Analysis

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Tiberius or Tiberius Claudius Nero was born on November 16, 42 B.C.E. and died on March 16, 37 A.D, he was the son of Livia, wife of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Although Tiberius was adopted by Augustus, if there was any other alternative to the throne Tiberius would have been overlooked. After Tiberius became emperor himself, he established the concept of a ruler as god and improved the Roman economy, though his erratic behavior made him unpopular with citizens and the senate. Tiberius was a very capable military leader and a sensible civic leader who tried to restrain the budget, but he was severe and unpopular. He is known for treason trials, sexual perversion, and shirking his responsibility by going into isolation. In Tiberius’ early career he became quaestor, praetor and consul at a young age and then consul again. He received the power of a tribune for 5 years. Then he retired to Rhodes against the wishes of Augustus. His first military campaign was against the Cantabrians. He then went to Armenia where he restored Tigranes to the throne. He collected missing Roman standards from the Parthian court. Tiberius was sent to govern the "long-haired" Gauls and…show more content…
In a dream an angel told Tiberius that one of his two sons would become famous and his words would become famous and remembered. Tiberius assumed it would be his son the poet. When he dies, Tiberius thanks the angel for telling him that his son's poetry would live after him and be famous; but the angel surprisingly contradicts him, and says that his son's poetry was forgotten, it was the soldier son who achieved fame and immortality, simply by believing in the 'Son of God' which is a reference to Jesus Christ, and by having faith in his power to heal the sick. Thus, his son's words addressed to Christ, when seeking help for his servant, became famous in
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