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Commodus a play by Lew Wallace

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Published .
Written in English


  • Commodus, -- Emperor of Rome, -- 161-192 -- Drama

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Edition Notes

Statement[by Lew. Wallace]
SeriesEnglish and American drama of the nineteenth century
The Physical Object
Paginationp. [81]-[168], [7] leaves of plates
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15206325M

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A bust of Commodus as a youth. AD. 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 August , Lanuvium. 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.