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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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Earlier in the play Tiberius enters, asking for 'the now court-god'--'is yet Seianus come?
When the mafter Prince Of all the world, Seianus, faith, he feares; Is it not fatall?
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The most prominent case was perhaps the reviled Seianus, who, with his co-conspirator, Livilla, the daughter-in-law of the emperor Tiberius, was sanctioned in this way--after he was executed and cast down the Scalae Gemoniae.
34 and earlier there had been the elimination of all those who had supported Seianus, who had been condemned and executed in A.
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.
12: num Seianus ubi videt mortem Drusi inultam interfectoribus, sine maerore public esse, ferox scelerum, et quia prima prouenerant, volutare secum quonam modo Germanici liberos perverteret, quorum non dubia successio.
El Seianus de Ben Jonson, (58) que levantaba su dedo acusador contra la doblez de la vida cortesana y el favorito regio Buckingham, evidente Sejano moderno, fue ejemplo magnifico de como sectores criticos de la aristocracia podian basar su impugnacion del ejercicio absoluto del poder por el soberano o su denuncia de las arbitrariedades del favorito de turno en los textos estoicos antiguos y modernos.
Seianus his fall, Amsterdam, 1970, segun la edicion de 1605.
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.