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Commodus

(Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus) (kŏm`ədəs), 161–192, Roman emperor (180–192), son and successor of Marcus AureliusMarcus Aurelius
(Marcus Aelius Aurelius Antoninus) , 121–180, Roman emperor, named originally Marcus Annius Verus. He was a nephew of Faustina, the wife of Antoninus Pius, who adopted him. Marcus married Antoninus' daughter, another Faustina.
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. In 180, reversing his father's foreign policy, he concluded peace with the German and the Sarmatian tribes and returned to his licentious pleasures in Rome. There he vaunted his strength in gladiatorial combats and decreed that he should be worshiped as Hercules Romanus. He changed his own name to Marcus Commodus Antoninus and wanted to rename the city of Rome after himself. Many plots to assassinate him failed, but eventually, on the order of his advisers, he was strangled by a wrestler. PertinaxPertinax
(Publius Helvius Pertinax) , 126–193, Roman emperor (193), b. Liguria. Formerly a general, he reluctantly succeeded Commodus on the throne. Attempting to curb license in the Praetorian Guard, he was slain by a soldier, thus ending his brief reign of three months.
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 succeeded him.

Commodus

Lucius Aelius Aurelius , son of Marcus Aurelius. 161--192 ad, Roman emperor (180--192), noted for his tyrannical reign
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Ceionius Commodus (138); a serious and intelligent young man, he devoted himself to the study of law and Greek stoicism; served three times as consul (140, 145, 161), and worked steadily at the side of Antoninus until his death (March 7, 161); declared himself Emperor and his younger foster brother Commodus (now known as L.