The Roman emperor Tiberius Iulius Caesar Augustus (42 BC-47 AD) ruled from 14 to 37 AD. He was the second Roman emperor after Augustus. His military activities in Pannonia, Illyricum, Raetia, and Germania, most of which took place before his reign, established the northern border of the Roman Empire. The ancient historiographers (such as Sueton and Tacitus ) portrayed the Emperor in his last years as an unsightly old man, who indulged in Capri's pedophile and sadistic inclinations. The truth, however, is controversial.
His alleged drunkenness was from Pliny the Elder (23-79) Seneca (1-65) and Suetonius (70-122). The latter writes that Tiberius, as a young troop leader in the army camp, indulged in the drink and therefore received the mocking name "Biberius Caldius Mero" (bibere = the drinker, caldus = who is heated by the wine, merum = who drinks the wine unmixed). At that time, wine was usually drunk mixed with water. According to legend, wine from Amandi (subzone in the DO area Ribeira Sacra ) from the Spanish Galicia favorite wine have been. The ancient wine Surrentinum from the peninsula Sorrento in Campania should he rather pejorative than " vinegar high quality ". See also below Ancient wines. Satyricon and drinking culture,