Commodus

By: Alex Wolfe

Rise to Power

Commodus was born in the purple (during his fathers reign) and assisted him from 177 A.D. to 180 A.D. and took over after his father died

Major achievements while in power

He made a treaty with Marcomanni, it proved very successful in settling the barbarians, forcing them to accept various conditions

Fall from power or death

He was strangled by a champion wrestler, he was dressed as a gladiator

Lasting influence

He gave Rome a new name, Colonia Commodiana (Colony of Commodus), and imagined he was the god Hermes