Commodus: The First Ruler of the End of Rome


Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus, commonly known more briefly as Commodus, was the 18th emperor of the Roman empire and the last of the widely praised “Nerva-Antonine Dynasty”. He was, however, instrumental in the downfall and demise of that dynasty and is remembered in sharp contrast to his close predecessors. Indeed, his image and identity …

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