The Descent Into Madness Of The Emperor Made Infamous By The Movie Gladiator

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Image: via IMDb / Marie-Lan Nguyen

It’s the second century A.D., and the Roman Empire has prospered under a succession of exellent leaders for more than 150 years. But when Emperor Marcus Aurelius dies, his son, Commodus, takes the throne. And over the course of his reign, he succumbs to a madness that will make him a formidable ruler. But it also inspires one of Hollywood’s most memorable villains.

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