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Maximus' family is killed by Emperor Marcus Aurelius's son, Commodus (a breakout Joaquin Phoenix), who prioritizes power over even his own family ties.
Lucius was also the nephew of Emperor Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix, who killed Crowe's Maximus at the end of the film.
His sections cover the invasion of Britain, the conquest of lowland Britain, the conquest of upland Britain, retreat and consolidation, Hadrian and Hadrian's Wall, the Antonine Wall, Marcus Aurelius and Commodus, Septimus Severus, soldier and civilian, government and administrators, economy and society, gods and men, the third century, and the fourth century.
There was Emperor Maximinus who 'exhausted his empire with war.' There was also Commodus (180-192 AD) who outsourced his powers completely to strange people around him.
Conniving heir to the throne Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) murders the Emperor in a fit of jealousy and orders the immediate execution of gallant Maximus, the sole threat to his rule.
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The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino: Understanding the Roman Games.
The Nine Discourses on Commodus received a harsh critical reception when they were first shown in 1963.
and is imprinted with a profile of the Roman Emperor Commodus. The name "Ashkelon" appears on the coin in Greek script.
Thanks in part to the cinema, the gladiatorial fantasies of the Emperor Commodus (died ce 192) are well known.
Russell Crowe stars as Maximus Decimus Meridius, a Roman general betrayed by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), who takes over as Emperor after murdering his father.
She is indeed a doughty and resourceful heroine and accompanied by Miles, a small robot with a big personality, and the enigmatic Ben Forrester, has to get herself out of some tricky situations as she comes up against the Sky Magister Odin and the evil Commodus Bane on the floating city of Taranus.