Monthly Archives: October 2012

Commodus is evil

The portrait is a marble statue showing Commodus holding a club that he used to knock the head off his opponents. There is headless man at the bottom of the statue and the head is in Commodus’ hand. He is … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: How evil was Commodus (Commodus as Hercules)

Given the information in Lampridius’s biography, Commodus was an extremely cruelty driven individual- a grotesque, greedy, and barbaric person. To no surprise it was easily inferred that Commodus was only interested in being acknowledged and praised as one of “superior” … Continue reading

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How “Evil” was Commodus

i have also viewed the movie “Gladiator” and i believe that the portrayal of him in that movie was a somewhat true account on who he really was as a person. According to Historia Augusta, Commodus killed many people, had … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: Pilgrimages Then and Now

The Pilgrimage Route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain was important to the religious, economic, and cultural development of the later Middle Ages. According to the 12th-century Pilgrim’s Guide, people traditionally followed one of four routes through France to visit … Continue reading

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Commudus

I think that the accuracy of the movies is flawed as compared to the actual character of commodus. In the movie commodus was portrayed as being a jealous son and killed his father to take the throne who he believed was rightfully his. Rather the biggest personality flaw that commodus actually had was his … Continue reading

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How Evil Was Commodus

I have seen the movie “Gladiator.” In the movie there were little different from the actual history. In the movie Commodus kill his own father in order to become a king. In the real history his father was died of … Continue reading

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Discussion Topic: A Medieval Monastery Rises in the 21st Century

This week you will explore a plan from the 9th century for a monastery. The St. Gall monastery plan incorporated a vision of an ideal monastic environment for monks who followed the Rule of St. Benedict. Consider the daily life of … Continue reading

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How evil was Commodus?

How evil was Commodus? From my perspective and interpretation of the long passage I was given to read, I did not think that Commodus was actual a bad individual. I haven’t seen the actual movie of Gladiator but I have … Continue reading

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Announcement: NEW DATE FOR EXAM #1

A reminder that Exam #1 is re-scheduled until TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 11:30 AM SHARP. Please ARRIVE EARLY, the test is timed to a series of slides. If you come late, you will miss the slide identification section (Part I) and … Continue reading

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