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Author Pettinger, Andrew

Title The Republic in danger : Drusus Libo and the Succession of Tiberius / Andrew Pettinger
Edition 1st ed
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 electronic resource (ix, 265 pages)
Contents An Urgent Summons and a Terrible Charge -- The Treatment of an Enemy -- The Adoption of Agrippa Postumus and the Friends of Gaius Caesar -- Growing Pains -- The Buck Stops Where? -- Augustus Final Arrangements -- The exiles of the younger Julia, D. Junius Silanus, and Ovid -- Novus Principatus: an Imperial Co-operative -- The Hesitation of Tiberius -- "Did You Hear About Agrippa?" -- Germanicus: Successor to Tiberius or Augustus? -- Alternative Government
Summary "The Republic in Danger offers a new interpretation of Roman political history for the years 6 BC to AD 16, focusing especially on the rise of Tiberius Caesar and his succession to Augustus, the founder of the Principate. The volume proposes a new and compelling model for understanding the end of Augustus' reign and the succession of Tiberius. While Tiberius' rise to supreme power was at the expense of Augustus' grandsons, who were all dead by the time Augustus was laid to rest, their supporters remained unconvinced that life was possible under the rule of Tiberius. The result was an alliance between the enemies of Tiberius and M. Scribonius Drusus Libo. Drusus Libo, an aristocrat connected to the house of the Caesar, committed suicide in AD 16 while on trial for treason. Pettinger argues that Drusus Libo's prosecution was due to his alliance with Tiberius' enemies who were planning to destroy his government and replace tyranny with republican democracy. Pettinger offers a comprehensive analysis of the struggle between Tiberius and the supporters of Augustus' grandsons, which has repercussions for our understanding of the creation of the Principate at Rome."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-252) and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D
Scribonius Libo Drusus, Marcus, -16
Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D.
Tiberius Römisches Reich, Kaiser v42-37
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Kings and rulers -- Succession.
Politics and government.
Rome -- History -- Tiberius, 14-37
Rome -- Kings and rulers -- Succession
Rome -- Politics and government -- 30 B.C.-68 A.D
Italy -- Rome.
Rome (Empire)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020718899
ISBN 9780191626395