Suetonius - MidTerm Review

Suetonius - MidTerm Review - CaligulaSuetonius Ch.7,10...

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Caligula –Suetonius Gaius is the son of Germanicus  Ch. 7, 10 Tiberius marries Julia (daughter of Augustus) Mother – Agrippina the Elder (granddaughter of Augustus) Father – Germanicus Caligula   nickname means “little boot”, arises from his time with Germanicus on a military campaign in  Germany Ch. 10 Tiberius summons Caligula to Capri to save him (AD 30) Fall of Seianus (AD 31) Ch. 12 Suetonius convinced that Caligula murdered Tiberius o 3 options Poison Smothered with a pillow Throttled with his own hands Ch. 14 Disallowed the Will of Tiberius o Made Gaius Caligula the sole heir of Tiberius Ch. 15 Caligula makes his Uncle Claudius Consul (AD 37) Caligula adopts Tiberius Gemellus Caligula recalled exiles, and dismissed old pending charges
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SUETONIUS – Tiberius Ch. 7, 10 Tiberius marries Julia (daughter of Augustus) Tiberius only plan C or D in Augustus’ plans of succession o Not happy, leaves Rome for 6 or 7 years Ch. 15 Adoptions by Augustus Ch. 16-19 Tiberius – very successful military general o Sent from one area to the next o Very reliable o Major campaigns in Germany, Illyricum (present-day Albania, Hungary, and former Yugoslavia) Tiberius in Germany from 9-12 AD (after Germans wiped out 3 Roman legions) Ch. 21 Tiberius sent to Illyricum again o Augustus gets very sick o Tiberius called back o Augustus still alive when Tiberius returns?? Ch. 28 Tiberius didn’t allow treason trials to proceed if they were based on slander of Tiberius or his family Ch. 30-31 Praise of Tiberius o He consulted the senate o Allowed the government to work its own self out Ch. 52 Trial of Piso o Suetonius states as a fact that Piso poisoned Germanicus o Tacitus says otherwise, as well as official senatorial decree Ch. 53
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Agrippina o Tiberius exiles Agrippina o She then commits suicide Ch. 54 Under Seianus’ influence, Tiberius persuades the senate to declare Nero Caesar and Drusus Caesar public enemies Gaius Caesar escapes, taken away to Capri, and saved by Tiberius Ch. 65 – AD 31 Tiberius becomes convinced that Seianus was dangerous o Sets up Seianus
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