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Mimicking Gods and Gladiators: The Assassination Of Emperor Commodus

June 22, 2020 - General
Detail of the Murder of Commodus by Fernand Pelez. (1879). (Public Domain)

Commodus, the son and heir of the distinguished ‘philosopher emperor’ Marcus Aurelius, was a failure as a Roman emperor. He was appointed co-emperor of Rome and ruled alongside his father when he was just 16 years old and became the sole emperor after the death of his father in 180 AD.

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