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A Dictionary of World History
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Tiberius (full name Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus) 

(42 bc–37 ad)

Roman emperor (14–37 ad). He was the adopted successor of his stepfather and father‐in‐law Augustus, under whom he had pursued a distinguished military career. As emperor he sought to continue his stepfather's policies but became increasingly tyrannical and his reign was marked by a growing number of treason trials and executions. In 26 he retired to Capri, never returning to Rome.