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eBook Tiberius download

by Robin Seager

eBook Tiberius download ISBN: 0413276007
Author: Robin Seager
Publisher: Eyre Methuen Ltd (1972)
Language: English
Pages: 300
ePub: 1116 kb
Fb2: 1670 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People

Tiberius by Robin Seager (2005-01-28) Paperback – 1837. by. Robin Seager (Author).

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I was looking for a biography of Tiberius Claudius Nero, and I have to say that Robin Seager's book about the 2nd emperor or Rome is very well-done. I would recommend this book, along with Suetonius' masterpiece "The Twelve Caesars", for an insight onto this complicated and tragic individual.

As for the work itself by Robin Seager, a 10/10, a must-read

As for the work itself by Robin Seager, a 10/10, a must-read. Seager is sympathetic, but honest. Hopefully, readers of this book will be more understanding of Tiberius afterwards; rather than writing him off as cruel and apathetic (which he undoubtedly was to an extent), perhaps they will understand why he was this way, and see him as the complex, three-dimensional person that he was. Parts of the book are more exciting than others.

Roger Seager is an English historian.

Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupt Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor's complex character as the key to understanding his reign. Argues that Tiberius' character provides the key to understanding his reign.

Download books for free. Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor’s complex character as the key to understanding his reign. Argues that Tiberius’ character provides the key to understanding his reign. Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power. Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality. A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.

ISBN: 9781405115285; Robin Seager traces the life of Tiberius from his birth in Rome in 42 bc during the death throes of the Republic, through his military career and reign as Emperor, to his death in ad 37. Tiberius’ complex character is the key to understanding his reign

Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor's complex character as the key to understanding his reign.

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Comments: (7)
Shak
My main complaint is about the quality of the paper book itself that I was sent. It is very cheap. I had started reading this book in my school's library, then I bought it because I wanted to finish the book and wouldn't have access to it anymore. The library's edition was beautiful, and although this one looks the same at quick glance, it is not. The pages are thin, the print is not fully black but a purposefully-faded gray, and the cover photo is grainy and poor quality. I'm disappointed, because I was hoping that this might make a nice long-term addition to my library. It looks beat-up after only reading it once.

As for the work itself by Robin Seager, a 10/10, a must-read. Tiberius has been my favorite emperor for a while, but this is the first full biography of him that I've read. Seager is sympathetic, but honest. Hopefully, readers of this book will be more understanding of Tiberius afterwards; rather than writing him off as cruel and apathetic (which he undoubtedly was to an extent), perhaps they will understand why he was this way, and see him as the complex, three-dimensional person that he was. Parts of the book are more exciting than others. It's a downright page-turner at some points, but at other moments, it seems like simply a bland catalogue of little-known names. This would be useful, though, for a student using this book for serious research.
Itiannta
I was looking for a biography of Tiberius Claudius Nero, and I have to say that Robin Seager's book about the 2nd emperor or Rome is very well-done. I would recommend this book, along with Suetonius' masterpiece "The Twelve Caesars", for an insight onto this complicated and tragic individual.
Mysterious Wrench
Seager provides a highly detailed record of the life of Tiberius. The author concentrated a good deal on the issue of succession during the Julio-Claudian period. Fate was cruel to Augustus as his preferred heirs died, leaving his stepson, Tiberius, to fill the role of Rome's most powerful man. Never truly wanting his position, Tiberius wished to do what was needed until another successor of Augustus' bloodline came of age and fame. Fate was similarly cruel to Tiberius as it was to Augustus, and the rest of his rule turned out to be unpopular and corrupt.

Seager analyzes much of Tiberius' reign through Tiberius' character traits, legal trials, and the lives of those close to him. The biography is well written and informative, but prior information is needed to fully comprehend the material. For those not versed in Roman history, you might not enjoy the book as I did.
Ranterl
Having read a number of accounts about Tiberius, both historical and modern, my interest was taken whilst reading Robin Seager's informative book.
Suetonius' portrayal has too often been taken at face value and has been too much credence. Therefore we are given a view of a man who was a monster. Which is all very well if sensation is the priority?
Seager's book shows Tiberius as a person whose complex character left him vulnerable to suggestion and later in life, suspicious and fearful.
When his formative years are taken into account, the reader can more easily see the seeds of paranoia which were later to manifest.
This book is eminently readable, fascinating and thought-provoking. Highly recommendable to those who wish to expand their knowledge of the second Princeps of the Roman Empire.
Xava
When I first discovered Robin Seager, it was through his book, "Pompey the Great". This was a book I just couldn't read finding it utterly long-winded and excruciatingly detailed (read: boring!). I did eventually read it, when I was ready, and discovered Seager to be an impressive historian whose fondness for detail I greatly enjoyed. Thus, I picked up Tiberius hoping for more of the same. And I wasn't disappointed. Tiberius was the second Principate of Rome having been adopted by Augustus to take over after his death. He was certainly not the first choice but in the end, Tiberius outlived all the other potential heirs Augustus had chosen. Tiberius was an honoured and respected general who had Republican sensibilities. As Principate, he clashed numerous times with the Senate over its inabilities to make decisions for itself and deferring many issues back to him (after he initially passed onto them). Seager takes us through Tiberius' life from his childhood roots (and the eventual familial-bond that he and Augustus would share) to his selection as Principate. He looks at the different occurrences in Tiberius' early life that set him down his eventual path (but not without some resistance first) and his role as Principate (from determining attacks to his relationship with the people). Seager provides a very comprehensive view of the second Principate's reign and his accomplishments and failures. Many have criticized Tiberius and claimed him a tyrant due to his misuse of maiestas (a sort of treason law), allowing Piso (Tiberius' friend) to bring down Germanicus (the much loved successor to-be of Tiberius if he had survived), his war and subsequent unfair treatment of Agrippina (mother of Gauis, wife of Germanicus) and his allowing of Sejanus to manipulate him for his own ambitions (which were obviously detrimental to Rome and many persons within). Although not excusing his behaviour, especially the later half as his mental reason began to crumble; Seager portrays a man who never had the ambitions to be Principate. Unlike many others, Tiberius wanted to end his days in peace and be left alone. What he got instead was the greatest responsibility, which with his virtues, he couldn't easily let go of. Although a very capable leader, Tiberius' greatest weaknesses were his poor attitude to the Principate position and his arrogance and stubbornness towards others. This is what caused the conflicts with the Senate and allowed people such as Sejanus to rise in power and cause so many problems. Tiberius showed himself initially as a fair and reasonable leader but as time went on, he detached himself from his position and its responsibilities and allowed others to take advantage of it. Seager shows that Tiberius was not a tyrant but rather a man who became too disillusioned and too stubborn to let go.