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  • Journal of Roman Studies, Volume 83
  • 1993, pp. 109-114

Commodus the God-Emperor and the Army

  • M. P. Speidel (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 September 2012

In A.D. 192, the last year of his reign, Commodus threw restraint to the winds and had the senate declare him a god. He assumed such titles as Conqueror of the World, Roman Hercules, and All-Surpasser and named the twelve months of the year after himself. Founding Rome anew, he gave it the name Colonia Commodiana and ordered the legions likewise to be called Commodianae. Before the year was out, on 31 December, he was murdered, his memory cursed.

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P. J. Sijpesteijn , ‘Commodus’ titulature in Cassius Dio LXXII. 15.5’, Mnemosyne 41 (1988), 123 f.

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