Tiberius by Allan Massie
The Memoirs of the Emperor

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Presenting a rich study of the ancient Roman world, a fictional autobiography of Emperor Tiberius offers an enlightening view of a proud, dutiful, and brooding man and his family, including Augustus Caesar, Caligula, and Nero.

About Allan Massie

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Allan Massie is a novelist, essayist and critic.
Published September 1, 1993 by Carroll & Graf Pub. 256 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As his mother, Livia, tells him when he is forced by his imperial stepfather Augustus to marry the imperial daughter, free-spirited Julia: ``People like us cannot live by private impulses for we cannot live private lives.'' Livia, an astute politician and even more adroit survivor, has spent her ...

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The Scottish author of Augustus has created another skillful and engrossing fictional memoir, even though the Roman emperor whose identity he assumes this time is a less promising historical figure--Tiberius's reputation has oscillated between that of a depraved monster and a prosaically punctili...

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