Commodus (/ ˈ k ɒ m ə d ə s /; 31 August 161 – 31 December 192) was Roman emperor jointly with his father Marcus Aurelius from 176 until his father's death in 180, and solely until 192. Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. He took the throne as regent, but was killed by Maximus in the Colosseum. That we have to keep feeding them for them to stay alive? Commodus arranges a duel between him and Maximus and mortally wounds Maximus before the battle, hoping to win the crowd by defeating him gladiator-style. Commodus was in love with his sister Lucilla but she didn't love him back. Lucilla was older than Commodus by about 13 years. , Commodus ordered the deaths of Quintianus' nephew and of Marcus Ummidius Quadratus Annianus, and banished Lucilla, her daughter and Ummidia Cornificia Faustina to the Italian island of Capri. Thirteen years after Commodus defeats Maximus, Lucius is still living in his uncle's palace. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.For genus of land snail, see Lucilla (gastropod). I love this. In Gladiator, Commodus is giving himself life by kiling his father. Suetonius a possible lover of Sabina: One interpretation of, Lover of Hadrian: Lambert (1984), p. 99 and. Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. In 182 AD, his sibling Lucilla plotted along with a gathering of senators to kill him. Moderator:JamesMouse. (Though to be fair, the only way she’d have gotten that back is if she’d married her brother…ick.) Sister of Trajan's father: Giacosa (1977), p. 7. Lucilla's second husband Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus of She lived into her fifties until, in A.D. 212, her death was ordered by Emperor Caracalla. However, Maximus, against all odds, defeats Commodus in the duel and stabs him …  Her co-conspirators included Publius Tarrutenius Paternus the Praetorian prefect, her daughter Plautia from her first marriage, a nephew of Quintianus also called Quintianus, and her paternal cousins, the former consul Marcus Ummidius Quadratus Annianus and his sister Ummidia Cornificia Faustina. Balsdon, J.P.V.D., Roman Women, Barnes & Noble Inc, 1998. Maximus married and had a son. Lucilla was a daughter of the Emperor of Rome by the time of 180 CE. With the death of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in March of 180 CE, the long reign of the five good emperors came to an end and with it so did the Pax Romana (the Roman Peace). He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. When Marcus Aurelius tells Commodus his decision, Commodus - who has always felt unloved and ignored by his father - flies into a rage and strangles him. Except where otherwise noted, the notes below indicate that an individual's parentage is as shown in the above family tree. We can tell that from the moment we first glimpse Commodus, sprawled in his commodious caravan, but just in case we miss the point Joaquin Phoenix lays on the mincing like a trowel, and the make-up, too. This article is about the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Paula - now I know what happens in Monster's Ball! Lucilla did the same thing, only to be widowed when her husband Lucius Verus died. Commodus did not have an incestuous relationship with his sister Lucilla, as shown in the film. His ruthless sister Lucilla quickly got sick of watching Bruttia parade around as Empress, the position she once held, all while her baby brother continued on his useless rule. Fraschetti, Augusto, (Ed. Julia Balbilla a possible lover of Sabina: A. R. Birley (1997). Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla or Lucilla (March 7, 148 or 150–182) was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Roman Empress Faustina the Younger. Commodus suspects Lucilla of betraying him and threatens to kill Lucius unless she tells him about the plot. In 172, Lucilla and Quintianus accompanied Marcus Aurelius to Vindobona (now Vienna) in support of the Danube military campaign and were with him on 17 March 180, when Aurelius died and Commodus became the new emperor. The marriage to Quintianus gave Lucilla nowhere near the political influence she once had. Commodus has an heir, … After … Share with: Link: Copy link. Commodus suspects Lucilla of betraying him and threatens to kill Lucius unless she tells him about the plot. The emperor’s relationship with the senate was irreparably poisoned by this close shave. Lucilla In AD 182 his own sister Annia Lucilla, together with her cousin, the former consul Marcus Ummidius Quadratus, were involved in a plot to assassinate him. Not much is known beyond the context of the film. Commodus would do anything to gain that special love from Lucilla because he is so interested in a relationship with her. D'Ambra, Eve, Roman Women, Cambridge University Press, 2006. He sent a centurion there to execute them later that year. Commodus was Roman emperor from 180 to 192 CE. The dying Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, who wants to return Rome to its former glory and hand his power over to a suitable ruler. Shortly after his ascension Commodus altered his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. This forum is a gathering place for Gladiator fans as well as all movie fans to discuss anything related to this movie! Lucilla, Maximus and Gracchus plot to kill Commodus The romantic relationship between Lucilla and Maximus is clearly evident, and it truly angers Commodus. Freisenbruch, Annelise, Caesars’ Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire, Free Press, 2011. Share with: Link: Copy link. Commodus would do anything to gain that special love from Lucilla because he is so interested in a relationship with her. Hmmm... Quite interesting... Perhaps she was the only woman he loved, and he knew it would always be so. He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. Over time, Lucilla became very concerned with her brother Commodus' erratic behaviour and its resulting effect on the stability of the empire. The only male son of Marcus Aurelius.He lived in the shadow of his father,hoping one day to become the Emperor,but all his dreams were crushed after knowing that … In the meantime, Commodus knows he can't just kill Maximus because the crowd has become enthralled by him, and as Lucilla says, "the mob is Rome." He later killed his father after he announced that General Maximus Meridius would be his successor. Commodus is that old stand-by of the dynastic drama, the disappointing son. Moderator:JamesMouse. His reign is commonly considered to mark the end of the golden period of peace in the history of the Roman Empire known as the Pax Romana. Soon after he became sole ruler, Lucius changed his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old. And why in the world would your history teacher think Gladiator was a good film to show to the class anyway?? I like that you didn't need to focus on Maximus-the relationship with her brother was much more important. Lucilla, Commodus’ sister, a widowed mother and tortured soul who had to resist his brother’s incestuous advances. What is not said is that Verus was co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius. Lucilla - Lucilla is the daughter of Marcus Aurelius and the brother of Commodus whom lusts for her. When Maximus and Lucilla are first shown in the movie, the viewer can see right away that there is heat between the two. Husband of Salonia Matidia: Levick (2014), p. 161. Lucilla, Maximus and Gracchus plot to kill Commodus The romantic relationship between Lucilla and Maximus is clearly evident, and it truly angers Commodus. What is not said is that Verus was co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius. Sources diverge on the origins of the conspiracy, with some claiming Lucilla was jealous of Commodus’ wife Crispina (incest between Commodus and Lucilla is suggested in Gladiator) while others maintain she saw the first warning signs of her brother’s mental instability. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Wife of M. Annius Verus: Giacosa (1977), p. 10. The director seems to hint that the politics changed Lucilla which brought them apart. Lucilla was at one time married to Lucius Verus, as her son tells Maximus in the film. So he simply hoped that they both felt it as the lover's love, that that's what it was. Upon learning this Commodus murders his father and attempts to kill Maximus as well. In 182 AD, his sibling Lucilla plotted along with a … Commodus's directly responsible for the brutal death of his wife and son, and Maximus vows to continue fighting in the arena until he can find a way to kill Commodus. And he took his chances to go no further in that thought... Commodus knows nothing about love. The political turmoil and uproar in Rome: the people versus the senate. Argh! Lucilla conspired against Commodus, and attempted to have him assassinated in 182 CE. The first of these inept emperors was Commodus, the son … Commodus is that old stand-by of the dynastic drama, the disappointing son. Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. Cat, I saw Monster's Ball yesterday (a rare date with my hubby!). "De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and Their Families", Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, Lucius Aurelius Commodus (AD 161 – AD 192), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lucilla&oldid=994472449, Articles with dead external links from October 2016, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, dashed lines indicate adoption; dotted lines indicate love affairs/unmarried relationships. It's revealed that they once had a relationship, but the audience is never told why it ended. You really gave more depth to the relationship between Commodus and Lucilla. I think that Commodus is not influenced by Falco, because he doesn't accept the senator's proposal to kill Max. Lucilla and Commodus' relationship is very interesting indeed. Life lesson: DO NOT SHOUT YOUR ULTRA SECRET MURDER PLANS AT PEOPLE YOU’RE MEANT TO BE QUIETLY SNEAKING UP ON Also don’t ever hire some guys cousin via giphy Lucilla was quickly caught. In 182 Commodus’s sister Lucilla conspired with a group of senators to assassinate him. After battling with the Germans, the general Maximus, weary of battle, decides to retire at his Spanish farm estate at the Emperor's behest, but the Emperor tells him that Commodus is unfit to rule and thus appoints him as regent to help save Rome from corruption. He was the tenth of fourteen children and the only son to survive - his twin brother Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antonius died at the age of four. Commodus' Love for Lucilla. Gardner, Jane F., Women in Roman Law and Society, Indiana University Press, 1991. I think that his father was probably absent often duiring his years of war. We can tell that from the moment we first glimpse Commodus, sprawled in his commodious caravan, but just in case we miss the point Joaquin Phoenix lays on the mincing like a trowel, and the make-up, too. Lucius Aurelius Commodus was born to the philosopher/king and Faustina the Younger at Lanuvium, a city fourteen miles southeast of Rome on August 31, 161 CE. Not a pirates vid?! She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. His father, Marcus Aurelius, is a noble philosopher-king, but Commodus is no chip off the old block. The plot failed, and Commodus retaliated by executing a number of leading senators. Denis Ripamonti 141,006 views. Commodus is unable to order the execution of Maximus because the crowd wishes for the gladiator to live. His father, Marcus Aurelius, is a noble philosopher-king, but Commodus is no chip off the old block. 123, but I have to humbly disagree. Commodus’ bodyguards seized the foolish assassin, and the plot was foiled. Leading men in the Empire were viewed with suspicion and often removed from the picture, regardless of their loyalty or not. "...for all else is dust and air. The emperor’s relationship with the senate was irreparably poisoned by this close shave. Sara chapter 1 . He would be the first emperor born while his father was the emperor and the last to inherit the throne as the previous five emperors (i… In the meantime, Commodus knows he can't just kill Maximus because the crowd has become enthralled by him, and as Lucilla says, "the mob is Rome." Commodus (31 August 161 – 31 December 192), born Lucius Aurelius Commodus and died Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, was Roman Emperor from AD 180 to 192. By the time Commodus came into power, Lucilla was remarried to politician Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus Quintianus (who had the world's longest name and was, once more, twice Lucilla’s age). I think that he has probably been manipulated by people who want to use his power, all of his life.  They married nonetheless and, about a year later, in 170, Lucilla bore him a son named Pompeianus. So, relations with her brother were strained at best. Don't cross it off your list - Halle really deserved the Oscar.___________________ "Do you think thats the way it is with our dreams and our nightmares? Nice work. In Blade Runner, Roy is commited suicide by killing his father, Tyrell. The marriage to Quintianus gave Lucilla nowhere near the political influence she once had. Sorry for spilling the spoiler, but actually I didn't give much away about Monster's Ball - it's just that that scene reminded me instantly of Gladiator. Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla or Lucilla (7 March 148 or 150 – 182) was the second daughter and third child of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and Roman Empress Faustina the Younger. For genus of land snail, see. 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