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The best pictures of the Emperor Commodus

Posted in Ancient History, Best pictures, History, Illustrators, Institutions, Politics, Sinners on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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The best pictures of the Emperor Commodus are striking images of this athletic gladiatorial imperator whose life ended in debauchery and assassination.
The first picture shows enemies watching this vain emperor whose father and grandfather had also been emperors.

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Commodus reigned evilly and corruptly and placed his court favourities, who were worthless men, in the highest offices in the empire by Angus McBride

The second picture shows drunken hangers-on at his villa.

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Debauchery and gluttony at the villa of Commodus with (inset) a portrait of Commodus as a youth by Roger Payne

The third picture shows an extravagant Roman baroque bust of Commodus as Hercules.

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Commodus as Hercules

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