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Tiberius
as in:  the Roman emperor


The town Tiberias, in modern Israel was named in Tiberius’s honor by Herod.
  son-in-law of Augustus who became second Roman Emperor; after a brilliant military career, a suspicious and tyrannical emperor (42 BC to AD 37)
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  • The town Tiberias, in modern Israel was named in Tiberius’s honor by Herod.
  • "Tiberius," Mark said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • In ancient Rome, at the time of Emperor Tiberius, there lived a good man who had two sons.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Wizengamot elders Griselda Marchbanks and Tiberius Ogden have resigned in protest at the introduction of the post of Inquisitor to Hogwarts.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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  • PRECAUTIONS TO BE OBSERVED IN BLAME History and philosophy have eternal duties, which are, at the same time, simple duties; to combat Caiphas the High-priest, Draco the Lawgiver, Trimalcion the Legislator, Tiberius the Emperor; this is clear, direct, and limpid, and offers no obscurity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Now, you, Cormac," said Slughorn, "I happen to know you see a lot of your Uncle Tiberius, because he has a rather splendid picture of the two of you hunting nogtails in, I think, Norfolk?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • And gradually this man, with whom she had taken up while still a high-school girl, built up to be about like Jupiter-Ammon, with an eye like that new telescope out at the Mount Palomar observatory, about as wicked as Tiberius, a czar and mastermind.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For whereas the stile of the antient Roman Common-wealth, was, The Senate, and People of Rome; neither Senate, nor People pretended to the whole Power; which first caused the seditions, of Tiberius Gracchus, Caius Gracchus, Lucius Saturnius, and others; and afterwards the warres between the Senate and the People, under Marius and Sylla; and again under Pompey and Caesar, to the Extinction of their Democraty, and the setting up of Monarchy.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • In the seventh chapter he tells how, crowned with laurel, lest lightning might strike him, he had sat, as Tiberius, in a garden at Capri, reading the shameful books of Elephantis, while dwarfs and peacocks strutted round him, and the flute-player mocked the swinger of the censer; and, as Caligula, had caroused with the green-shirted jockeys in their stables and supped in an ivory manger with a jewel-frontleted horse; and, as Domitian, had wandered through a corridor lined with marble…
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • He has a license to trade signed by Tiberius himself.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur

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  • Moreover, Warren Hastings had been impeached and tried; Pope Sixtus the Fifth had come and gone; Dalmatia had been subdued by Tiberius; Belisarius had been blinded by Justinian; the wedding and funeral ceremonies of Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach and King George the Second had been solemnized, while those of Berengaria of Navarre to King Richard the First were hardly more than a distant memory; Diocletian, Charles the Fifth, and Victor Amadeus of Sardinia, had all…
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Mark was demanding as he strode over to Tiberius.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Jules handed Livvy a dagger and offered the other one to Tiberius, who stared at it as if it were an alien thing.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • My family—my sister Helen, and Tiberius and Livia, and Drusilla and Tavvy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • We split up—Emma went to get Drusilla and Octavian, and I went to the office with Livia and Tiberius to call the Clave.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Tiberius, with his analytical mind, tended to win most games.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • She’d been the one to give Tiberius his nickname when he was born, because at eighteen months old she hadn’t been able to say "Tiberius" and had called him "Ty-Ty" instead.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • She’d been the one to give Tiberius his nickname when he was born, because at eighteen months old she hadn’t been able to say "Tiberius" and had called him "Ty-Ty" instead.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Tiberius was as dark as Mark was fair, the only one of the Blackthorns—other than Mark and Helen, who didn’t quite count, because of their Downworlder blood—not to have the brown hair and blue-green eyes that were the family traits.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It had been Tiberius’s for as long as Emma could remember.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "Don’t be stupid," said Tiberius.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • But when the reign of Tiberius ended, his poems were forgotten.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • I heard, from my dear friend Tiberius Ogden, that you can produce a Patronus?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Tiberius had spent the day in a vicious tantrum, kicking the bars of the baby’s crib when he was told he couldn’t leave the house, shrieking for Mark when Julian tried to calm him down, and finally smashing his fist through a glass jewelry box.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Tiberius was standing in the door, his mop of unruly black curls tumbling into his eyes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Behind him, through the open door, she could glimpse them: Tavvy and Dru, Livia and Tiberius.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Come here, my boy, my Tiberius ….
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The blade whipped past Tiberius and sank into Andrew Blackthorn’s chest.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • His blood smeared across the marble floor as Tiberius gave a cry, whirling to lash out at his brother, pounding his fists against Julian’s chest.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Hands came up and caught at the back of Tiberius’s shirt, pulling him away from Julian.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Tiberius, stop it right now.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It is certain, that, at that moment, no abuse of power, no violence, not one of the abominations of the worst tyrants, no action of Busiris, of Tiberius, or of Henry VIII.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Dru and Livvy were cried out; Tiberius had accepted the news of Helen’s departure with wide-eyed confusion, as if he didn’t know what was happening or how he was expected to respond.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Bonaparte had become an almost fabulous monster, and in order to paint him to the imagination of the people, which, as we lately pointed out, resembles the imagination of children, the party of 1814 made him appear under all sorts of terrifying masks in succession, from that which is terrible though it remains grandiose to that which is terrible and becomes grotesque, from Tiberius to the bugaboo.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
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