Claudian ancestors of Emperor Tiberius and the Pompeian camp. Outline of the issue Cover Image
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Klaudyjscy przodkowie cesarza Tyberiusza a obóz pompejański. Zarys problemu
Claudian ancestors of Emperor Tiberius and the Pompeian camp. Outline of the issue

Author(s): Łukasz Jończyk
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: In the article, the author analyses the connections of Emperor Tiberius’ direct ancestors with the Pompeian camp. These included the emperor’s grandfather, Tiberius Claudius Nero, and father bearing the same name, as well as his grandfather on the mother’s side, Marcus Livius Drusus Claudianus. Each of the enumerated Claudii had a connection either with Pompey or his sons, or with the politicians supporting them, which indicates how immensely significant and omnipresent on the political arena the camp was at the time of Republic’s fall. These relations were of diverse nature. In case of the first of the mentioned — Tiberius Claudius Nero — they were military, as he served as Pompey the Great’s legate, while the connections established with Pompeians by the other two representatives of theClaudian family were more diverse. On the one hand, this proves the variability of the Roman politics, and on the other — how opportunistic these politicians were, replacing faithfulness to the matter and idea with cold calculation of the potential profit and loss resulting from their support for one of the competing political camps. The said choices, however, not only affected the politicians making them, but also their descendants. Emperor Tiberius also felt the effects of the actions of his ancestors, especially in the fact of his parents divorcing, the marriage of Livia and Octavian, and perhaps in his relatively late adoption and being anointed as a successor by Augustus.

  • Page Range: 205-219
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish