Although Tiberius

Although Tiberius, whose reign lasted between 14AD and 37AD, was reluctant to accept the role of princeps imposed by Augustus Caesar as a republican and his predecessor’s least desirable successor, his period of rule was relatively stable and productive. Hence, the notion that Tiberius was a successful Emperor is true to a great extent. Despite his perceived frugality and apathy, Tiberius’ careful and disciplined nature coupled with his prowess as a futurist aided him in making considerate economic and political decisions under which the Roman Empire benefitted. Moreover, the mistakes Tiberius made during his rule, namely the power he instilled upon the Praetorian guard, were overshadowed by his involvement in the Empire’s economic and political domains, namely his efforts in Foreign aid, military affiliation and support for the Senate.