Tiberius

A Captivating Guide to the Life of Ancient Rome's Second Emperor and How He Ruled the Roman Empire
Narrated by: Colin Fluxman
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Categories: Classics, Greek & Roman
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If you want to discover the captivating life of Tiberius, then pay attention....

Compared with the preceding rulers, Julius Caesar and Augustus, the name does not ring out with the same fame and pomposity. Shakespeare wrote no plays about Tiberius; his name does not echo in the history books with the same awe-inspiring prominence. Even his successors, Caligula and Nero, are more famous than he was. In fact, Tiberius can hardly be called famous at all. History knows him more for his infamy.

Tiberius is remembered, if he is remembered at all, for his bad behavior. He spent much of his rule on a Greek island surrounded by every pleasure that his diseased flesh could dream of, abandoning his empire to scandal and intrigue. He is a great villain of Roman history.

In Tiberius: A Captivating Guide to the Life of Ancient Rome's Second Emperor and How He Ruled the Roman Empire, you will discover topics such as:

  • Before the Emperors
  • Born into Turmoil
  • The Eye of the Emperor
  • In the Shadow of Augustus
  • First Conquest
  • Forced Marriage
  • Rock Bottom
  • Ascension
  • A Slippery Slope to Capri
  • The Last Javelin
  • And Much, Much More!

So if you want to learn more about Tiberius, scroll up and click the "Buy" button!

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This book is wonderful

This book is wonderful; it explains the history of Rome and its rulers from the time of the twins Romulus and Remus. It also explains the complex machinations of the early rulers (including Julius Ceasar) and why the citizens were unwilling to have an emperor.

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Tiberius

This book is about what happens after Augustus. It begins with a welcome and brief history of Rome, from unnamed village to the beginnings of the empire, providing a context to the tragic life of Tiberius which is continually controlled and altered because of Augustus.

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Great Info

A book that gives you information that was not learned in previous history settings. A book that is short but informative.

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Awesome

Tacitus' Rome stands out as a mighty example of a naked, bloody fight for absolute power and of an internal struggle to keep this power under the adage: `kill or be killed'. His book paints a very dark picture of human nature and affairs.

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Perfect

First of all, I purchased this book for a Classic Civilization class that I'm currently enrolled in that is solely dedicated to the Roman Emperor Nero, his reign, and the ultimate fall of the Julio-Claudian empire.

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First of all, I purchased this book for a Classic Civilization class that I'm currently enrolled in that is solely dedicated to the Roman Emperor Nero, his reign, and the ultimate fall of the Julio-Claudian empire.

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Described Well

Not an easy book as the author writes only facts and events as he interprets them. I liked listening to the little blurb about Christians that he inserts. Small but very enlightening as to how they were viewed at the time.

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Pretty Easy

This book is very easy to understand and understand with the translation and makes a great foundation for the study of the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero. I would recommend for anyone beginning a study of the Julio-Claudian emperors.

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Informative

History directly from the horse's mouth! A good view of a great empire... This, I will probably listen to again. HA!

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Chatty for a history.

Chatty for a history. Lots of characters and almost gossipy details. Definite bias against Tiberius and for Germanicus.

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  • Tamara Nicholas
  • 02-24-20

All as expected!

On beginning this I got myself thinking that it must be expected to learn for all aspiring or actual heads of state, and senior military secret operatives, and must have been so for some time.

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  • Pauline Napy
  • 02-24-20

Great History

Simply the single best audiobook of Captivating that I've ever listen to. Highly recommended.Very informative and easy to understand!

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  • Jason Mumby
  • 02-24-20

A leading

The Captivating History release also has lots of informative notes and supplemental knowledge; anyone with an interest in ancient Rome should learn this book.

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  • Marianne Merchant
  • 02-24-20

Absolutely fascinating

This is an outstanding great AUDIObook. I love all of Captivating History's books but this one may be my favorite.

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  • PeterMcNally
  • 02-24-20

Great Introduction

If you love good storytelling, ancient tales and learning from how influential figures lived their lives, this book is for you.

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  • RobertMcKinney
  • 02-24-20

lots of info

Before I buy this, I was admiring what the variety this is between 'The Imperial Rome' also by Captivating History!

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  • Allison Hunter
  • 02-24-20

How He Ruled the Roman Empire

In this strong historical research on the reigns of Tiberius, Claudius, and Nero, Captivating History gives us `a series of cruel orders, endless complaints, faithless friendships, and disasters befalling innocent people' in `those times so corrupt and infected with sycophancy.'

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  • Kiann
  • 02-23-20

Roman history.

On other moments, knowledge appears to usually agree with other historians who wrote about the same periods. Always be wary of what the author writes and always ask what his goals were.

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  • Samm
  • 02-23-20

Hmmm....

First of all, I bought this AUDIObook for a Classic Civilization class that I'm currently engaged in that is committed to the Roman Emperor Nero, his reign, and the ultimate fall of the Julio-Claudian empire.

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  • Archerr
  • 02-23-20

A classic! What more can be said?

Easy to understand as written only facts and circumstances as he describes them. I loved learning the little blurb about Christians that he inserts. Short but very enlightening as to how they were observed at the time.