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. 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. Commodus’s innocent wife Bruttia suffered an utterly tragic fate. His father, Marcus Aurelius, is a noble philosopher-king, but Commodus is no chip off the old block. His father, Marcus Aurelius, is a noble philosopher-king, but Commodus is no chip off the old block. It's also the nature versus nuture argument when you think of how he turned out versus Lucilla. In 182 Commodus’s sister Lucilla conspired with a group of senators to assassinate him. 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." Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. 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." As an unattached link to Emperor Aurelius and to the late co-Emperor Verus and because of her royal-born offspring, Lucilla was not destined for a long widowhood, and thus, a short time later, in 169, her father arranged a second marriage for her with Tiberius Claudius Pompeianus Quintianus from Antioch. [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. [1] Verus, 18 years her senior, became her husband three years later in Ephesus in 164. Bubblegumtea 111,779 views. Commodus really did have a sister Lucilla, and she hated her brother. It's revealed that they once had a relationship, but the audience is never told why it ended. It is shocking scene but there is much more to the story. 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. In Gladiator, Commodus is giving himself life by kiling his father. He was the brother of Princess Lucilla, and uncle of Lucius. Maximus, however, isn't only the character in Gladiator who's bent on revenge. For genus of land snail, see. 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. Share with: Link: Copy link. Commodus really did have a sister Lucilla, and she hated her brother. 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. 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. The relationship and understanding between Commodus and Lucilla. Lucilla did what she could to help her, but that was as much as she could offer. Commodus becomes very suspicious and threatens Lucius. 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 is not said is that Verus was co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius. The political turmoil and uproar in Rome: the people versus the senate. Not one to sit around, she started plotting his downfall. 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. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.For genus of land snail, see Lucilla (gastropod). Commodus would do anything to gain that special love from Lucilla because he is so interested in a relationship with her. On the 7th March any time between 148-150AD, Anna Aurelia Galeria Lucilla is born. What is not said is that Verus was co-emperor with Marcus Aurelius. Maximus, however, isn't only the character in Gladiator who's bent on revenge. I think that his father was probably absent often duiring his years of war. [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. Not much is known beyond the context of the film. 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. The relationship in which Commodus had with his sister influenced him in how he reacted towards Maximus. One of the most noticeable disorders that Commodus inherits from his damaging relationships is his insestious love for his sister Lucilla. ... scena nelle celle dei gladiatori tra Massimo e Lucilla - Duration: 3:51. I like that you didn't need to focus on Maximus-the relationship with her brother was much more important. The lonliness you described at growing up in the imperial palace was devastating. You may need to transfer out of that school. When Maximus and Lucilla are first shown in the movie, the viewer can see right away that there is heat between the two. He was portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix in the 2000 film Gladiator. Over time, Lucilla became very concerned with her brother Commodus' erratic behaviour and its resulting effect on the stability of the empire. Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. 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. What Paula describes happens early on. [4], Quintianus' nephew, brandishing a dagger or sword, bungled the assassination attempt. The only male son of Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor. 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. Sara chapter 1 . ), Lappin Linda (Transl. Cat, I saw Monster's Ball yesterday (a rare date with my hubby!). Commodus' Love for Lucilla. Commodus then tackled Junior Quintianus to the ground and the assination attempt was foiled. He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. Later in the movie Commodus starts to become really close to his sister Lucilla and she accepts it because if she doesn’t then Commodus would’ve killed her. In Blade Runner, Roy is commited suicide by killing his father, Tyrell. And he took his chances to go no further in that thought... Commodus knows nothing about love. Commodus would do anything to gain that special love from Lucilla because he is so interested in a relationship with her. The dying Caesar, Marcus Aurelius, who wants to return Rome to its former glory and hand his power over to a suitable ruler. Leading men in the Empire were viewed with suspicion and often removed from the picture, regardless of their loyalty or not. This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 22:03. He (typical) doesm't have a mother. Lucilla, Maximus and Gracchus plot to kill Commodus The romantic relationship between Lucilla and Maximus is clearly evident, and it truly angers Commodus. Moderator:JamesMouse. Another confusing example of love is between maximus and Lucilla. Shortly after his ascension Commodus altered his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. Commodus' Love for Lucilla. Thereafter his rule became increasingly arbitrary and vicious. This meant that, in the year 164AD, she became Empress of Rome. The emperor’s relationship with the senate was irreparably poisoned by this close shave. His sister’s son he treats like his own because his father is not in the picture any ((Copyrights where they are due)) What? Fraschetti, Augusto, (Ed. 4/4/2001 . Soon after he became sole ruler, Lucius changed his name to Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus. 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. 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… Being Commodus's new toy was hardly desirable, at least not to those who knew what he was really like. [4] Her son Pompeianus was later murdered by Caracalla.[2]. Upon learning this Commodus murders his father and attempts to kill Maximus as well. He sent a centurion there to execute them later that year. Commodus did not have an incestuous relationship with his sister Lucilla, as shown in the film. He simply watched Lucius sleeping and probably was pondering the thoughts of what it must be like to be loved by Lucilla. As a young lady, she married her father’s friend, ally and eventual co-ruler, Lucius Versus. 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 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. [2] At the same time, Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus were fighting a Parthian war in Syria. Balsdon, J.P.V.D., Roman Women, Barnes & Noble Inc, 1998. Uninvited (Commodus and Lucilla) - Duration: 4:48. ), Roman Women, University Of Chicago Press, 1999. Lucilla had been a widow yes, married to Lucius Verus, her father’s co-emperor. This forum is a gathering place for Gladiator fans as well as all movie fans to discuss anything related to this movie! Husband of Rupilia Faustina: Levick (2014), p. 163. At this marriage, she received her title of Augusta and became a Roman Empress. Poor Lucilla of the movie. And why in the world would your history teacher think Gladiator was a good film to show to the class anyway?? The first of these inept emperors was Commodus, the son … Moderator:JamesMouse. Commodus’ bodyguards seized the foolish assassin, and the plot was foiled. Not a pirates vid?! Commodus dreams about his sister confessing her love to him. 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. Lucilla was not happy living the quiet life of a private citizen in Rome, and hated her sister-in-law Bruttia Crispina. Lucilla did the same thing, only to be widowed when her husband Lucius Verus died. Husband of Salonia Matidia: Levick (2014), p. 161. "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. As it was his sister, Commodus chose not to execute Lucilla. As soon as Lucilla interupts him, Commodus remarks on how happy he is because he is loved.-Peter Commodus becomes very suspicious and threatens Lucius. ((Copyrights where they are due)) What? Exclude Relationships Anna Aurelia Galeria Lucilla/Maximus Decimus Meridius (10) Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus | Emperor Commodus/Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla (3) Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark (1) Katniss Everdeen/Madge Undersee (1) Seneca Crane/Katniss Everdeen (1) Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus | Emperor Commodus/Maximus Decimus Meridius (1) Exclude Additional Tags … 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. In 182 AD, his sibling Lucilla plotted along with a gathering of senators to kill him. But, she survived Commodus’ reign, and even had an affair with the short-lived Emperor Pertinax. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Peck, Harry Thurston, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Julia Balbilla a possible lover of Sabina: A. R. Birley (1997). 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. Commodus suspects Lucilla of betraying him and threatens to kill Lucius unless she tells him about the plot. Lucilla, Maximus and Gracchus plot to kill Commodus The romantic relationship between Lucilla and Maximus is clearly evident, and it truly angers Commodus. Hmmm... Quite interesting... Perhaps she was the only woman he loved, and he knew it would always be so. Share. Thirteen years after Commodus defeats Maximus, Lucius is still living in his uncle's palace. Commodus is that old stand-by of the dynastic drama, the disappointing son. 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. Emperor Commodus/Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla; Emperor Commodus; Annia Aurelia Galeria Lucilla; Maximus Decimus Meridius; Sibling Love; Dirty Thoughts; Forbidden Love; Sibling Incest; Summary. Lucilla was a daughter of the Emperor of Rome by the time of 180 CE. Lucilla, Maximus and Gracchus plot to kill Commodus The romantic relationship between Lucilla and Maximus is clearly evident, and it truly angers Commodus. Rather than be executed, this daughter of Marcus Aurelius committed suicide. Lucilla informs Commodus about her plans in order to save her son, and Commodus captures Maximus. Lucilla, sister of Commodus (Image: AlexanderVanLoon/Public domain) Other people reached this conclusion much earlier in his reign. I'm not sure if this is being discussed somewhere else... and I'll probably open a can of worms, but hey - it's never stopped me before. Lucilla was older than Commodus by about 13 years. (Though to be fair, the only way she’d have gotten that back is if she’d married her brother…ick.) 123, but I have to humbly disagree. You may need to transfer out of that school. Freisenbruch, Annelise, Caesars’ Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire, Free Press, 2011. Lucilla was at one time married to Lucius Verus, as her son tells Maximus in the film. 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. Relationships like that were very common, but today they would be considered incest. I love this. This article is about the daughter of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Lucilla - Lucilla is the daughter of Marcus Aurelius and the brother of Commodus whom lusts for her. Wife of M. Annius Libo: Levick (2014), p. 163. 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. 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. The change meant that any hope of Lucilla becoming Empress again was lost and she and Quintianus returned to Rome. She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Eventually, Commodus’s attitude had utterly violent consequences—and the attacks came from those closest to him. However, Maximus, against all odds, defeats Commodus in the duel and stabs him … What type of relationship did Commodus have with Lucilla? Commodus's guards were faster than Quintianus and the would-be assassin was overpowered and disarmed without injuring the emperor. Lucilla conspired against Commodus, and attempted to have him assassinated in 182 CE. 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 was the son of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Lightman, Marjorie and Lightman, Benjamin, A to Z of Ancient Greek and Roman Women, Infobase Publishing, 2008. Commodus isn't only motivated by politics—he's also motivated by (you got it) revenge. So he simply hoped that they both felt it as the lover's love, that that's what it was. Paula - now I know what happens in Monster's Ball! 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. The plot failed, and Commodus retaliated by executing a number of leading senators. I think that Commodus is not influenced by Falco, because he doesn't accept the senator's proposal to kill Max. 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. To me, the movie kinda hinted at her having a thing for Gladiator. Fearing that her political power was dwindling, Lucilla plotted to have Commodus assassinated, and once the plot was thwarted, Commodus had Lucilla executed. To me, the movie kinda hinted at her having a thing for Gladiator. 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 … The marriage to Quintianus gave Lucilla nowhere near the political influence she once had. You really gave more depth to the relationship between Commodus and Lucilla. "...for all else is dust and air. 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 … She was the wife of her father's co-ruler Lucius Verus and an elder sister to later Emperor Commodus. Nice work. Lucilla, Commodus’ sister, a widowed mother and tortured soul who had to resist his brother’s incestuous advances. Commodus and Lucilla had a strong attraction towards one another, and after she falls in love with Maximus, Commodus becomes enraged with jealousy. Maximus married and had a son. Suetonius a possible lover of Sabina: One interpretation of, Lover of Hadrian: Lambert (1984), p. 99 and. Set after the scene in which Commodus and Lucilla are on the bed together. So, relations with her brother were strained at best. 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'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. 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. He has Gracchus arrested and orders his men to kill off Maximus' conspirators. Commodus and Lucilla were siblings, and after Commodus married Crispina and favored his children by her over the children of Lucilla, the relationship between Commodus and Lucilla deteriorated. This is mostly confusing because it seems like the relationship between the two could work out in the end. He was portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. 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). Commodus suspects Lucilla of betraying him and threatens to kill Lucius unless she tells him about the plot. Commodus ordered Lucilla's execution after a failed assassination and coup attempt when she was about 33 years old. Not a pirates vid?! Commodus isn't only motivated by politics—he's also motivated by (you got it) revenge. 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.. 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