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Com•mo•dusˈkɒm ə dəs(n.)

  1. Lucius Aelius Aurelius,a .d . 161–192, Roman emperor 180–192 (son of Marcus Aurelius).

    Category: Biography, Ancient History


  1. Commodus

    Commodus, was Roman Emperor from 180 to 192. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180. His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. He was also the first Emperor to have both a father and grandfather as the two preceding Emperors. Commodus was the first emperor "born in the purple"; i.e. during his father's reign. Commodus was assassinated in 192.

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