The most readable account available of the life of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.
Argues that Tiberius’ character provides the key to understanding his reign.
Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power.
Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality.
A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.