In the previous articles, we have discussed a lot about Caligula and Augustus. They were the bloodiest emperors in Roman history. Now in this article, we’ll discuss the second emperor of the Roman empire. Yes, it’s Tiberius Julius Caesar who was the best ruler of his era. He was more courageous and more complex than Caligula or Nero. Apart from all the Roman emperors, he wisely and favorably ruled the Roman empire. So, let’s know more about the Roman Emperor, Tiberius, and his life.
The Real Name Of Tiberius Was Different
We all know that Tiberius is the nickname of the second Roman Emperor. But his name was changed very seriously by Augustus. He was born on November 16th 14 AD. His biological father was Tiberius Claudius, Nero died when his oldest son Tiberius was just nine. The oldest son even joined the funeral of his father. The same name was carried by Tiberius, who was the second Roman Emperor. But later, when he was a teen boy, Augustus adopted him and became his official stepfather. Augustus changed Tiberius’s biological name to Tiberius Julius Caesar.
Tiberius Became Mature At An Early Age
Tiberius’ life was always challenging, and he didn’t live a luxurious lifestyle. From his father’s funeral to his mother’s divorce, he was always blessed with unfortunate circumstances. It was too tough for him to deliver the eulogy to his biological father. He was never into socializing with friends and having fun even after becoming the adoptive son of a Roman Emperor. He was always busy in gaining skills and knowledge about leadership. As a result, he became the most successive Roman Emperor in ancient history. He carried his habit of wisely ruling his empire until his death.
He Was Actually Not So Bad
According to many historians, he started losing reputation and he was not a good emperor. But this fact is totally wrong if we analyze ancient Roman history. Yes, he was dealing with Paranoia disease, and his activities started changing. But he always worked for the benefit of his empire. He was still one of the best emperors in Roman history. Yes, he purposely put some associates and soldiers to death due to some undisclosed reasons. He even avoided engaging in expensive campaigns and unnecessary wars to maintain a peaceful environment. After his death, the imperial treasury was worth 3 billion and credit directly goes to Tiberius. His smartness made him a star in Roman history.
He Never Wants To Get Praised By His Empire
As we have seen, many Roman Emperors always want to feel special during their reign. Therefore they asked their associates and slaves to praise them like a God. But, Tiberius always feels awkward when anyone uses to praise him like a god. He was very humble and loyal to his empire. There is only one temple that was built in Tiberius’s honor after his death. It is located in the Greek city, Smyrna and people still visit this temple.