What do you think of Tiberius? Evil tyrant or nice guy? or balance... ellaborateWatch
There is a difference in his rule. For the first 10ish years he didn't do anything. For the most part was calm and attempted to share power with the Senate. The Senate however was quite Sycophantic and tried giving him more power and more honours believing this would please him. It got to the point he apparently once walked out of a session proclaiming in Greek "Men fit to be slaves".
Sejanus is the problem, his closest advisor going all out on a power trip the moment Tiberius has retired. Killing off family members and Senators loyal to Tiberius until his eventual execution. Drusus, Tiberius' son was also killed during this period and led to a depression from Tiberius. After Sejanus' death followed the execution of pretty much anyone supporting/connected to him which is the "dark" period where Tiberius was supposedly a monster.
Augustus was noted as a great reformer, he completely changed the society of Rome, rebuilt much of the City after constant Civil War and continued with Games. Not to mention he had numerous foreign successes. Caligula for his first year was noted for the massive games he held, and went downhill. Comparing Tiberius with Augustus' reign and Caligulas first year show him to be a pretty uneventful Emperor more focused on getting money and keeping the Empire stable.
the view on him seem pretty mixed, even if most ancient sources seem to point toward the idea of him being a monstor
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