Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. 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… Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. Emperor Commodus/Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla; Commodus/OC - Relationship; Lucius/OC; Commodus/Lucius; Lucius Verus (Gladiator) Emperor Commodus; Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla; Jealousy; Threats; Family Drama ; Emperor - Freeform; Slight Rape Mention; Revenge; Summary. I think that he has probably been manipulated by people who want to use his power, all of his life. In 161, when she was between 11 and 13 years old, Lucilla's father arranged a marriage for her with his co-ruler Lucius Verus. Commodus would do anything to gain that special love from Lucilla because he is so interested in a relationship with her. Julia Balbilla a possible lover of Sabina: A. R. Birley (1997). Lucilla had been a widow yes, married to Lucius Verus, her father’s co-emperor. Lucilla conspired against Commodus, and attempted to have him assassinated in 182 CE. Commodus is an arrogant man who lusts for power which led him into killing his own father and would do anything to get rid of anyone that may threaten his claim to the throne. When Maximus and Lucilla are first shown in the movie, the viewer can see right away that there is heat between the two. Later, Commodus discovers that Lucilla and the chief senator Gracchus have been supporting Maximus in planning to escape from Rome to build a rebellion to overthrow Commodus and restore the Senate. 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. Commodus is the main antagonist in the 2000 film, Gladiator. You really gave more depth to the relationship between Commodus and Lucilla. Later, Commodus discovers that Lucilla and the chief senator Gracchus have been supporting Maximus in planning to escape from Rome to build a rebellion to overthrow Commodus and restore the Senate. To me, the movie kinda hinted at her having a thing for Gladiator. He thinks his father doesn't love him, while his father took to trouble of enlisting Lucilla to help him after he learns that he is not to be emperor. The marriage to Quintianus gave Lucilla nowhere near the political influence she once had. Lucilla and Lucius Verus had three children: Lucilla was an influential and respectable woman and she enjoyed her status. Commodus didn’t stay in the Danube for very long, just enough time to work out a treaty of peace in order to return to Rome for an easier life. Commodus isn't only motivated by politics—he's also motivated by (you got it) revenge. Rather than be executed, this daughter of Marcus Aurelius committed suicide. Commodus suspects Lucilla of betraying him and threatens to kill Lucius unless she tells him about the plot. Lightman, Marjorie and Lightman, Benjamin, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, Infobase Publishing, 2008. Commodus is unable to order the execution of Maximus because the crowd wishes for the gladiator to live. He simply watched Lucius sleeping and probably was pondering the thoughts of what it must be like to be loved by Lucilla. Enraged at the lineage crisis this created, Commodus falsely accused Bruttia of adultery—and, just like his sister Lucilla, had her banished to Capri and then executed. (Though to be fair, the only way she’d have gotten that back is if she’d married her brother…ick.) But by the time of the events of the movie, she was married to Pompeianus, a successful Roman general and very trusted by Marcus Aurelius. Commodus becomes very suspicious and threatens Lucius. Lucilla’s maternal grandparents were Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder and her paternal grandparents were Domitia Lucilla and praetor Marcus Annius Verus. Share. "...for all else is dust and air. In 182 AD, his sibling Lucilla plotted along with a gathering of senators to kill him. Moderator:JamesMouse. 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. As he burst forth from his hiding place to commit the deed, he boasted to Commodus "Here is what the Senate sends to you", giving away his intentions before he had the chance to act. His sister’s son he treats like his own because his father is not in the picture any Cat, I saw Monster's Ball yesterday (a rare date with my hubby!). Wife of M. Annius Libo: Levick (2014), p. 163. 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. In Gladiator, Commodus is giving himself life by kiling his father. Husband of Salonia Matidia: Levick (2014), p. 161. Commodus was Roman emperor from 180 to 192 CE. I like that you didn't need to focus on Maximus-the relationship with her brother was much more important. Born and raised in Rome into an influential political family, Lucilla was a younger twin with her elder brother Gemellus Lucillae, who died around 150. Those emperors who followed for the next century would witness a time of both chaos and decline. Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old. 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. And why in the world would your history teacher think Gladiator was a good film to show to the class anyway?? 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.She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus.Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old. 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. Commodus becomes very suspicious and threatens Lucius. On the 7th March any time between 148-150AD, Anna Aurelia Galeria Lucilla is born. Poor Lucilla of the movie. Sister of Trajan's father: Giacosa (1977), p. 7. However, Maximus, against all odds, defeats Commodus in the duel and stabs him … He was a Syrian Roman who was twice consul and a political ally to her father, but Lucilla and her mother were against the marriage as a less than ideal match, partly because Quintianus was at least twice Lucilla's age, but also because he was not of her own Roman nobilis social rank though he was descended from rulers in the East. [2] 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. Si Cómodo o kundi man Commodus (pagluwas sa Ininglis: /ˈkɒmədəs/; 31 Agusto 161 – 31 Disyembre 192), natawo sa ngaran nga Lucius Aurelius Commodus[2] ngan namatay sa ngaran nga Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, usa nga emperador sa Roma kaupod han iya amay nga si Marcus Aurelius tikang sadton tuig 177 tubtob san kamatay san iya amay sadton tuig 180, ngan solo na emperador tubtob … 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. [2] They married nonetheless and, about a year later, in 170, Lucilla bore him a son named Pompeianus. [1] Verus, 18 years her senior, became her husband three years later in Ephesus in 164. 4/4/2001 . 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. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Lucilla - Lucilla is the daughter of Marcus Aurelius and the brother of Commodus whom lusts for her. He was the brother of Princess Lucilla, and uncle of Lucius. Husband of Rupilia Faustina: Levick (2014), p. 163. Share with: Link: Copy link. 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. His father, Marcus Aurelius, is a noble philosopher-king, but Commodus is no chip off the old block. Commodus' sister Lucilla and the chief senator Gracchus secure a meeting with Maximus, and he obtains their promise to help him escape Rome, rejoin his soldiers, topple Commodus by force, and hand power over back to the Senate. 123, but I have to humbly disagree. [2], In light of her brother's unstable rule, in 182 Lucilla became involved in a plot to assassinate Commodus and replace him with her husband and herself as the new rulers of Rome. 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. Wife of M. Annius Verus: Giacosa (1977), p. 10. Maximus married and had a son. Commodus isn't only motivated by politics—he's also motivated by (you got it) revenge. It is shocking scene but there is much more to the story. Moderator:JamesMouse. Commodus’s innocent wife Bruttia suffered an utterly tragic fate. Commodus is that old stand-by of the dynastic drama, the disappointing son. For genus of land snail, see. You can see in his relationship with Falco that he is young and influenced by the people around him. Freisenbruch, Annelise, Caesars’ Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire, Free Press, 2011. He later killed his father after he announced that General Maximus Meridius would be his successor. Commodus was in love with his sister Lucilla but she didn't love him back. Shortly after his ascension Commodus altered his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. Commodus's guards were faster than Quintianus and the would-be assassin was overpowered and disarmed without injuring the emperor. The first of these inept emperors was Commodus, the son … Peck, Harry Thurston, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Hmmm... Quite interesting... Perhaps she was the only woman he loved, and he knew it would always be so. 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 was a daughter of the Emperor of Rome by the time of 180 CE. Suetonius a possible lover of Sabina: One interpretation of, Lover of Hadrian: Lambert (1984), p. 99 and. The marriage to Quintianus gave Lucilla nowhere near the political influence she once had. 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. ((Copyrights where they are due)) What? 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. What Paula describes happens early on. He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. [2] At the same time, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus were fighting a Parthian war in Syria. That we have to keep feeding them for them to stay alive? To me, the movie kinda hinted at her having a thing for Gladiator. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Maximus, however, isn't only the character in Gladiator who's bent on revenge. And why in the world would your history teacher think Gladiator was a good film to show to the class anyway?? The couple never had a child together, and some historians even think that Commodus was completely sterile. 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.She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus.Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old. He also ruled as co-emperor with his father Marcus Aurelius from 177 until his father's death in 180.. His accession as emperor was the first time a son had succeeded his biological father since Titus succeeded Vespasian in 79. Not one to sit around, she started plotting his downfall. Commodus really did have a sister Lucilla, and she hated her brother. And he took his chances to go no further in that thought... Commodus knows nothing about love. Balsdon, J.P.V.D., Roman Women, Barnes & Noble Inc, 1998. Commodus' Love for Lucilla. So he simply hoped that they both felt it as the lover's love, that that's what it was. Lucilla was at one time married to Lucius Verus, as her son tells Maximus in the film. Share. In Blade Runner, Roy is commited suicide by killing his father, Tyrell. Italics indicates a junior co-emperor, while underlining indicates a usurper. Eventually, Commodus’s attitude had utterly violent consequences—and the attacks came from those closest to him. Lucius Verus died around 168/169 while returning from the war theater in the Danube region, and as a result, Lucilla lost her status as Empress.[2]. This is mostly confusing because it seems like the relationship between the two could work out in the end. Commodus was the son of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.For genus of land snail, see Lucilla (gastropod). Husband of Ceionia Fabia: Levick (2014), p. 164. He simply watched Lucius sleeping and probably was pondering the thoughts of what it must be like to be loved by Lucilla. Lucilla, sister of Commodus (Image: AlexanderVanLoon/Public domain) Other people reached this conclusion much earlier in his reign. 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. Commodus' sister Lucilla and the chief senator Gracchus secure a meeting with Maximus, and he obtains their promise to help him escape Rome, rejoin his soldiers, topple Commodus by force, and hand power over back to the Senate. Shortly after his ascension Commodus altered his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. The director seems to hint that the politics changed Lucilla which brought them apart. The only male son of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor. The change meant that any hope of Lucilla becoming Empress again was lost and she and Quintianus returned to Rome. You may need to transfer out of that school. I think that his father was probably absent often duiring his years of war. He was portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. She spent much time in Rome, while Verus was away from Rome much of the time, fulfilling his duties as a co-ruler. She lived into her fifties until, in A.D. 212, her death was ordered by Emperor Caracalla. Not a pirates vid?! I think it's shown up very well in his sick relationship with Lucus. Uninvited (Commodus and Lucilla) - Duration: 4:48. Commodus was in love with his sister Lucilla but she didn't love him back. Lucilla did the same thing, only to be widowed when her husband Lucius Verus died. ((Copyrights where they are due)) What? [4] Her son Pompeianus was later murdered by Caracalla.[2]. Leading men in the Empire were viewed with suspicion and often removed from the picture, regardless of their loyalty or not. The plot failed, and Commodus retaliated by executing a number of leading senators. Hollywood Clips Recommended for you Fearing that her political power was dwindling, Lucilla plotted to have Commodus assassinated, and once the plot was thwarted, Commodus had Lucilla executed. Sara chapter 1 . He was in fact, who … 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. It's revealed that they once had a relationship, but the audience is never told why it ended. He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. 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