Tiberius (disambiguation)

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The Latin personal name Tiberius usually refers to the second Emperor of Rome.

Tiberius is a Latin praenomen, or personal name, which was used throughout Roman history. Although not especially common, it was used by both patrician and plebeian families. The feminine form is Tiberia. The name is usually abbreviated Ti., but occasionally Tib.

It can also refer to:

Places named Tiberius
Tiberias Place in Israel

Tiberias is an Israeli city on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Established around 20 CE, it was named in honour of the second emperor of the Roman Empire, Tiberius. In 2017 it had a population of 43,664.

Roman persons named Tiberius

Tiberius Coruncanius was a consul of the Roman Republic in 280 BC. As a military commander in that year and the following, he was known for the battles against Pyrrhus of Epirus that led to the expression "Pyrrhic victory". He was the first plebeian Pontifex Maximus, and possibly the first teacher of Roman law to offer public instruction.

Pyrrhus of Epirus Epirot Illyrian military leader

Pyrrhus was a Greek general and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king of Epirus. He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome. His battles, though victories, caused him unacceptably heavy losses, from which the term Pyrrhic victory was coined. He is the subject of one of Plutarch's Parallel Lives.

Pyrrhic victory metonymy

A Pyrrhic victory is a victory that inflicts such a devastating toll on the victor that it is tantamount to defeat. Someone who wins a Pyrrhic victory has also taken a heavy toll that negates any true sense of achievement.

Other historical persons named Tiberius
Tiberius Hemsterhuis Dutch linguist (1685-1766)

Tiberius Hemsterhuis was a Dutch philologist and critic.

Pyrgi Tablets Etruscan artifact

The Pyrgi Tablets, found in a 1964 excavation of a sanctuary of ancient Pyrgi on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy, are three golden leaves that record a dedication made around 500 BC by Thefarie Velianas, king of Caere, to the Phoenician goddess ʻAshtaret. Pyrgi was the port of the southern Etruscan town of Caere. Two of the tablets are inscribed in the Etruscan language, the third in Phoenician.

Fictional persons named Tiberius
James T. Kirk character in the Star Trek media franchise

James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. Kirk first appears in Star Trek: The Original Series and has been portrayed in numerous films, books, comics, webisodes, and video games. As the captain of the starship USS Enterprise, Kirk leads his crew as they explore new worlds, new civilizations, and "boldly go where no man has gone before". Often, the characters of Spock and Leonard McCoy act as his logical and emotional sounding boards, respectively.

Starship <i>Enterprise</i> series of fictional spacecraft

Enterprise or USS Enterprise is the name of several fictional spacecraft, some of which are the main craft and setting for various television series and films in the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The most notable were Captain James T. Kirk's USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from the original 1960s television series, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard's USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Lucius Tiberius is a Roman Procurator from Arthurian legend appearing first in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, though there are passages in Geoffrey's work that give him the title "Emperor". He is apparently acting for an Emperor Leo, though in most Post-Geoffrey versions Lucius is Emperor and Leo is omitted. The legendary Lucius appears in later, particularly English literature such as the Alliterative Morte Arthure and Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur. Roman Emperors defeated by King Arthur appear in the Old French Arthurian literature as well, notably in the Vulgate Cycle.

Other uses
Operation Tiberius

Operation Tiberius was an official internal Metropolitan Police investigation, commissioned in October 2001, written in 2002, but leaked to The Independent newspaper in 2014. The Metropolitan Police have acknowledged it was born of other investigations, but describe it as a new strategic approach to corruption, rather than a single operation.

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Drusus Claudius Nero I was a member of the Roman Republican Claudian Family of Rome. He was a descendant of the first named Tiberius Claudius Nero, one of the sons of Appius Claudius Caecus the censor. He served under Pompey in 67 BC battling the pirate menace. Drusus was famous for recommending that the members of the Catiline Conspiracy be confined. His wife was a descendant of the Claudian family. Drusus with his wife had a son called Tiberius Claudius Nero and a daughter called Claudia who married the prefect, Quintus Volusius. When his grandson the future Roman emperor Tiberius celebrated his coming of age, Tiberius staged two gladiatorial contests. One was held at the Forum in memory of his father and the other held at the amphitheatre in memory of his grandfather Drusus.

Drusus was a cognomen in Ancient Rome originating with the Livii. Under the Republic, it was associated with the Livii Drusi. Under the empire and owing to the influence of the empress Livia, the name was used by several members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. During that period, when a line reached two or three branches calling for four or five names, the Romans shortened to one or two; consequently, "Drusus" could seem to be used in place of a praenomen. True praenomina, however, could be assigned to anyone within the customary usage of their clan, but Drusus could only be used in lines that had it as an agnomen. Male members of the Livii Drusi, a branch of the Livia gens: