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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.
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Sejanus

chief minister of Emperor Tiberius uses seduction, conspiracy, and poisoning to gain the throne. [Br. Drama: Benét, 912]
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That title reiterates the 'argument' Jonson appended to the play, which remarks that when Sejanus 'labours to marry Liuia' it 'inkindleth [Tiberius's] Feares, & there giues him first cause of doubt, or suspect toward Seianus' (A4r).
Earlier in the play Tiberius enters, asking for 'the now court-god'--'is yet Seianus come?' (D3r)--and Sejanus presents himself, affirming 'H'is here, dread Casar'.
When the mafter Prince Of all the world, Seianus, faith, he feares; Is it not fatall?
34 and earlier there had been the elimination of all those who had supported Seianus, who had been condemned and executed in A.D.
Tacitus points out that Sejanus took full advantage to cast a sinister interpretation of Agrippina's actions on this and later occasions, exploiting Tiberius's fears: accendebat haec onembatque Seianus, peritia morum Tiberii odia in longum iaciens, quae reconderet auctaque promeret (These thoughts were kept burning and piled high by Sejanus, who, with his experience of Tiberius's behavior, sowed hatreds for the distant future, to be stored away and brought out when grown, Ann.
accende-bat haec onerabatque Seianus, peritia morum Tiberii odia in longum iaciens, quae reconderet auctaque promeret.
nam Seianus ubi videt mortem Drusi inultam interfectoribus, sine maerore publico esse, ferox scelerum et quia prima provenerant, volutare secum, quonam modo Germanici liberos perverteret, quorum non dubia successio.
(SAB[INUS] Good Co [??]en Latiaris.) SIL Satrius Secundus, and Pinnarius Natta, The great Seianus Clients; (B1r) Similar presentational techniques recur in later texts of Jonson's plays printed in other shops--see, for instance, Matheo and Stephano's bracketed discussion on C4 recto of Every Man in his Humour in the 1616 Workes, or the brace used to organize the jumble of voices when the characters 'speake all together: and Wa spe beats the Iustice' on E4 recto of Bartholomew Fair in the 1641 Workes.