Commodus vs. Hercules

As the history says, Hercules (son of Zeus) was famous for his strength and heroic adventures. Commodus shows himself is this sculpture as an invincible man as Hercules was. He putted animal skin on top of his head to show that she can even defeat the most dangerous animal in the jungle. He has a spare in his hand to show that he has the power of punishing. Also, he has no facial expression to show that does not please for mercy. Based on the information given in the Lampridius’s biography, it shows that Commodus’s portrait shows exactly what he was; a cruel, surmountable and monstrous person that did not have compassion for anyone or anything.

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