42 B.C. - 37 A.D. 2nd Emperor of Rome (14 A.D.- 37 A.D.). In Robert Graves' I, Claudius (acted by George Baker in the BBC miniseries), he is portrayed as a disciplined general (he was governor of Gaul for a while, and campaigned against the Germans), but a puppet of his mother, Livia (second wife of Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor) and personally decadent in his later years. As Emperor, he cut luxury spending and initiated some tax reforms. This improved the Empire's finances but blew his popularity with the Roman aristocracy. He eventually grew paranoid, and moved to Capri, from which island he ruled the Empire until his death. Tiberius was played by Peter O'Toole in the Bob Guccione-directed film of Gore Vidal's screenplay, Caligula.

Roman Emperors enumerated