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, which he had largely achieved before he came to power, set the northern border of the Roman Empire. The ancient historiographers (e.g. Sueton and Tacitus ) portrayed the emperor in his last years as an unsightly old man who indulged in Capri pedophile and sadistic tendencies. However, the truthfulness is controversial.
His alleged drunkenness was caused by Pliny the Elder (23-79) Seneca (1-65) and Sueton (70-122) mentioned or discussed. The latter writes that Tiberius had already drunk as a young military leader in the army camp and therefore got the ridiculous name "Biberius Caldius Mero" (bibere = the Zecher, caldus = who is heated by the wine, merum = who drinks the wine unmixed). Back then, wine was usually drunk mixed with water. According to legend, wine from Amandi (subzone in the DO area Ribeira Sacra ) be from Spanish Galicia favorite wine have been. The ancient wine Surrentinum from the Sorrento peninsula Campania should he be pejorative rather than " vinegar high quality ”. See also under Ancient wines. Satyricon and drinking culture,