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Sejanus

(Lucius Aelius Sejanus) (sĭjā`nəs), d. A.D. 31, Roman statesman; son of Sejus Strabo, Praetorian prefect. When his father went to Egypt as governor, he succeeded to the command of the Praetorian Guards and obtained great ascendancy over Emperor TiberiusTiberius
(Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus) , 42 B.C.–A.D. 37, second Roman emperor (A.D. 14–A.D. 37). He was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero and Livia Drusilla and was originally named Tiberius Claudius Nero. He campaigned (20 B.C.) in Armenia, became (19 B.C.
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. He was suspected of conspiring (A.D. 23) with Livilla in a successful plot to poison her husband, the emperor's son Drusus. He obtained (A.D. 29) the arrest of Agrippina the ElderAgrippina the Elder
, d. A.D. 33, Roman matron; daughter of Agrippa and Julia and granddaughter of Augustus. She was the wife of Germanicus Caesar and accompanied him on his provincial duties. After her husband's death (A.D.
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. Sejanus was put to death by Tiberius, who feared that he was plotting against him.

Sejanus

chief minister of Emperor Tiberius uses seduction, conspiracy, and poisoning to gain the throne. [Br. Drama: Benét, 912]
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The trusted henchman of Emperor Tiberius, Aelius Sejanus was a ruthless plotter who rose to become sole commander of Praetorian Guard and for a short time the most influential citizen in Rome, but eventuallyhe over-played his hand and was executed on Tiberius's orders in 31AD.