The Twelve Caesars - Chapter 3, Tiberius Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Tiberius Summary and Analysis

Tiberius is Augustus' step son. His real father surrenders his wife Livia to Augustus after trying and failing to keep her away from him. Augustus adopts Tiberius and his brother Drusus.

Tiberius first marries Vipsania Agrippina, the daughter of one of Augustus' admirals, but after giving him a son, she becomes pregnant again very quickly and he has to divorce her. He ends up marrying Julia, Augustus' daughter, and is very upset because of her bad reputation. He regrets his divorce, and one day when he sees Vipsania, he follows her home with tears in his eyes. Heavy precautions are taken to keep them apart. After his baby with Julia dies, he leaves her and when Augustus banishes her, divorce papers are drawn up for them.

He becomes quaestor, praetor, and consul very quickly and always before he is...

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