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6 edition of Commodus found in the catalog.

Commodus

An Emperor at the Crossroads (Dutch Monographs on Ancient History and Archaeology)

by Olivier Hekster

  • 252 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by J C Gieben .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Emperor of Rome,,
  • Emperors,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Rome,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • History,
  • 161-192,
  • Biography,
  • Commodus,,
  • Commodus, 180-192

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9100466M
    ISBN 109050632386
    ISBN 109789050632386

    The accession of the 19 year old Commodus upon the death of his father Marcus Aurelius on Ma AD is often considered a catalyst that sparked the initial decline of the Roman Empire. Whether or not the assertion is true and Commodus acted as a catalyst, or if he was simply a piece of an evolving and dynamic Roman puzzle is a matter of perspective and .   Commodus behaved with a lack of restraint unusual even for an emperor. Even in this video there wasn't enough time to recount all of his victims. But you can read about them in the book by Frank.

      To Rome, he is their emperor, their Hercules, their Commodus is breaking up himself, and when the darkness grips, only one woman can hold him together. To Rome she was nothing. The plaything of the : Simon Turney.   Commodus is the second book in Turney’s The Damned Emperors series, which takes a look at some of the most tragic, infamous and self-destructive rulers of ancient Rome. After presenting an exciting tale of insanity and vengeance in Caligula, Turney now takes a look at one of the most intriguing emperors in Roman history, Commodus.

    is a platform for academics to share research papers.   Donald Trump breaks the mold, according to Daniel Drezner. He is the first elected American Caligula, Nero or Commodus, proving that the .


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This is a Very good book it brings to life the real commodus and hope his reign i have seen the film gladiator and this is a different side of his story well-written and rehearsed it would interest anyone who likes ancient Roman history.

Read more. Helpful/5(19). This book is a historical fiction novel about the Emperor Commodus. If youre like me, youll be thinking the Thanks to Orion and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy in exchange for an honest review.

It’s not very often that a Classics themed book appears on NetGalley but when they do, I hit that Request button with the power of a thousand /5. The Emperor Commodus book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Commodus is synonymous with debauchery and megalomania, best re /5. Commodus (born Lucius Aurelius Commodus in AD) was a Roman Emperor and a current god-emperor. He was a Triumvirate Holdings leader alongside Nero and Caligula. He was killed by Apollo during the Battle of San Francisco Bay when he was greatly injured in an explosion.

Commodus was born in AD near Rome, the son of Marcus Aurelius, the wise ruling Alias: The New Hercules. The emperor Commodus (AD ) has commonly been portrayed as an insane madman, whose reign marked the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire.

Indeed, the main point of criticism on his father, Marcus Aurelius, is that he appointed his Commodus book as his successor. Especially Commodus' behaviour as a gladiator, and the way he represented.

Commodus, Roman Commodus book from to (sole emperor after ). His brutal misrule precipitated civil strife that ended 84 years of stability and prosperity within the empire.

He was also known for imagining that he was the god Hercules, entering the arena to fight as a gladiator or to kill lions with bow and arrow. Herodian (c - c): Greek historian, author of a History of the Roman Empire since the Death of Marcus Aurelius in which he describes the reign of Commodus (), the Year of the Five Emperors (), the age of the Severan dynasty (), and the Year of the Six Emperors ().

Gladiator is a epic historical action drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William film was co-produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Universal stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Directed by: Ridley Scott.

Get this from a library. Commodus. [Simon Turney] -- "Commodus. Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity. The Empire's bounds are increasing, and two sons are born into the imperial succession for the first time in nearly a century.

A bust of Commodus as a youth. Wikimedia, CC BY-SA As the years went by, it is believed that Commodus was actually a disappointment to his father due to his lack of work ethic and disinterest in government : Mrreese.

Commodus (Lucius Aurelius Commodus Antoninus, 31 August – 31 December ) was Roman Emperor from to He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from until his father's death in His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in Commodus was the first Born: 31 AugustLanuvium.

Check out this great listen on From the author of Caligula comes a new stand-alone novel in the Damned Emperors series: Commodus. AD Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity.

The Empire's bounds are increasing, and two sons are born into the imperial succession. In The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino, the book reveals how blood and gore were actually incidental to what really mattered. Gladiatorial games played a key role in establishing a forum for political debate between the rulers and the ruled.

Roman crowds were not passive: they were made up of sophisticated consumers with their own political. Commodus is a brilliant, thrilling novel about one of Rome's most intriguing - and notorious - emperors, for fans of Simon Scarrow, Conn Iggulden, Christian Cameron, Ben Kane and Harry Sidebottom.

Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity/5(44). Commodus Death of Marcus Aurelius; peace with the Dacians, Quadi, Iazyges, and Vandals. Perennis made praetorian prefect ; return to Rome Consul III (with Lucius Antistus Burrus). Commodus Emperor of Rome understanding the Roman games by J.

P Toner (Book) The Emperor Commodus: god and gladiator by John S McHugh Commodus,--Emperor of Rome, Drama Elagabalus,--Emperor of Rome, Emperors Emperors--Succession Faustina, Annia Galeria,--Empress, consort of Marcus Aurelius.

Commodus. That Emperor Commodus. What a guy. He’s all about fun spectacles and killing his enemies in new and interesting ways. Wanna hang out. Come on over for pizza, demigod slaughter and chill.

Series. The Trials of Apollo. Commodus: The Damned Emperors Book 2 by Simon Turney is available from Amazon in the UK and US.

About the author: Simon lives with his wife, children and dogs in rural North Yorkshire. Having spent much of his childhood visiting historic sites with his grandfather, a local photographer, Simon fell in love with the Roman heritage of the region.

Yet another book from Turney that I'll want to read again and again. Like the previous book in the Damned Emperor series, Caligula, we see the world through the eyes of a woman close to the emperor.

She starts out as a child entering the periphery Marcus Aurelius's court /5(23). Rome is enjoying a period of stability and prosperity. The Empire’s borders are growing, and there are two sons in the imperial succession for the first time in Rome’s history.

But all is not as it appears. Cracks are beginning to show. Two decades of war have taken their toll, and there are whispers of a sickness in the East.Commodus. AKA Caesar Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus.

Roman Emperor, AD. Birthplace: Lanuvio, Italy Location of death: Rome, Italy Cause of death. Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, also called Marcus Antoninus, emperor of Rome, son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina, was born at Lanuvium on the 31st of August In spite Royalty.

This is a Very good book it brings to life the real commodus and hope his reign i have seen the film gladiator and this is a different side of his story well-written and rehearsed it would interest anyone who likes ancient Roman history.

Read more. Helpful/5(16).