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After the fall of Sejanus Tiberius' fears of revolt or assassination increased. He continued to avoid Rome, mostly livmg on Capreae. 1 He did not, however, neglect matters of state.

Increasin~ weariness may explain why in his last years he retained governors on the Rhine who certainly left something to be desired. But it is equally possible that his fear of conspiracies explains his reluctance to send really strong men to the armies that were notoriously the most pro-Julian. l\Iost emphatically he neglected neither Italy nor the Empire. Even Rome, a place for which he entertained an obvious dislike, was efficiently administered by him to the very end.