But the death of Sejanus in 31 set Tiberius free from prejudice against the Jews; and, when Pilate put up the votive shields in Herod's palace at Jerusalem, the four sons of Herod came forward in defence of Jewish principles and he was ordered to remove them.
Sejanus, the favourite of Tiberius, and Musonius Rufus the Stoic were natives of the place.
Decazes was denounced as the new Sejanus, the modern Catiline; and when, on the 13th of February, the duke of Berry was murdered, clamorous tongues loudly accused him of being an accomplice in the crime.
His real offence was a witticism at the expense of Sejanus, who put up two of his creatures to accuse him in the senate.
26 from the household of Tiberius, through the influence of Sejanus, to be procurator over part of the imperial province of Syria, viz.
He ruled ten years, quarrelled almost continuously with the Jews - whom Sejanus, diverging from the Caesar tradition, is said to have disliked - and in A.D.
They had been preceded by others under various signatures such as "Candor," "Father of Candor," "Anti-Sejanus," "Lucius," "Nemesis," which have all been attributed, some of them certainly in error, to one and the same hand.
He incurred the wrath of Sejanus, the powerful minister of Tiberius, by some supposed allusions in his fables, and was brought to trial and punished.
His friendship with Sejanus and his brother made him politically suspect, and he only escaped death by remaining practically a prisoner in his own brother's house until the accession of Caligula.
Here was the imperial villa in which Sejanus saved the life of Tiberius, who was almost crushed by a fall of rock.
Tiberius and his favourite Sejanus feared that her ambition might lead her to attempt to secure the throne for her children, and she was banished to the island of Pandataria off the coast of Campania, where she died on the 18th of October 33, starved to death by herself, or, according to some, by order of Tiberius.
LUCIUS AELIUS SEJANUS, favourite and minister of the Emperor Tiberius.
After his father's departure from Rome to take up the governorship of Egypt, Sejanus was made prefect in his stead.
Tiberius at last saw through his designs, and caused Sejanus to be put to death (A.D.
Juvenal can paint great historical pictures in all their detail - as in the famous representation of the fall of Sejanus; he can describe a character elaborately or hit it off with a single stroke.