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Discussion Topic: How Evil was Commodus?

You may have heard of the gladiator-obsessed Roman Emperor Commodus (reign 180-192 AD) made infamous in the movieĀ Gladiator. Read sections 9-11 of theĀ Life of CommodusĀ in Lampridius’s biographyĀ Historia Augusta. Write a 100-word interpretation of the Roman portrait bust of Commodus as … Continue reading

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