Essays Tagged: "Commodus"

What lead to the fall of the roman empire - Breif Summary

s. Rome did however have its share of bad emperors as well. Some examples being Caligula, Nero, and Commodus. Rome had always had its fair share of bad emperors. But there always followed good emperor ...

(1 pages) 120 0 3.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Film and Audio Choices Charecteristics of A Beautiful Mind and Gladiator : Audio Visual Production

ef SynopsisIn the final days of Marcus Aurelius' reign (180 A.D.), the aging emperor angers his son Commodus by making it known that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his ... wn that he wants Maximus, a fearsome and respected Roman general, to be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees, only to discover th ...

(9 pages) 105 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Comparison of Beowulf and the Gladiator

s of evil is defined as the act of being wicked, which resembled the characteristics of Grendel and Commodus. Grendel and Commodus both were wretched.Beowulf was a powerful warrior who fought Grendel, ... d.Beowulf was a powerful warrior who fought Grendel, as to Maximus was a mighty warrior who battled Commodus. Grendel was jealous of the people in Herot Hall, because he had no one to associate with. ...

(1 pages) 61 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Ancient Roman Gladiators.

s though, the people and emperors were swept away by Gladiator mania. Emperors such as Caligula and Commodus both participated in the Gladiator fights with weak opponents though. At least seven other ... f the weapons they used had a blunt tip. The overwhelming popularity of these contests, and his son Commodus, overpowered his views and although Marcus had the support from many citizens most still at ...

(5 pages) 150 2 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Fall of the Roman Empire.

t it. The actual decline of Rome, in the litteral sense, is thought to have begun with the reign of Commodus in 180A.D. Lanes of communication in military, food supplies, and cultural terms, were far ...

(2 pages) 81 0 2.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Describe Commodus, (from movie Gladiator)motivation for growth and change through conflict.

Commodus changes for the worse. He is innately devious and this is not resolved throughout Gladiator ... his greatest enemy. Maximus's fallicious death triggers a surge towards a more confident, vehement Commodus, but when Maximus resurfaces there is a resumption of his initial personality. As any emerg ... ption of his initial personality. As any emergence any improvement retracts.Maximus's strengths are Commodus's weakenesses. Commodus realises this and holds Maximus in contempt. Maximus is everything ...

(3 pages) 223 9 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

An essay that explains how the movie GLADIATOR portrays the characteristics of ancient Rome

World Civilizations- Gladiator AssignmentContrasting Values of Maximus and Commodus and how they reflect characteristics of RomeGladiator was simply an outstanding movie on an ... an who values family, strength, honor, discipline, and loyalty; this draws Marcus to favor him over Commodus, as an emperor and "son." Commodus is Marcus's only true son, by blood; however, Commodus i ... on, when Quintus ordered his guards to execute Maximus in the name of and safety of the new emperor Commodus; before all else, Maximus asked that Quintus watch over his family. Furthermore, after esca ...

(5 pages) 86 0 4.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Times of Roman Peace through the Death of Theodosius

rva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius.In 180 Marcus Aurelius gives the office to Commodus who rules from 180 to 192. Although he was well known for his fighting in the arena against ... r his fighting in the arena against exotic wild beasts and awesomely strong and skilled gladiators, Commodus wasn't particularly suited to rule. Due to this, he had numerous conflicts with the Army.Th ...

(7 pages) 41 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator'

e epic, starring Russell Crowe in the performance of his career, as Maximus, and Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus.The film primarily focuses on leadership, drama and politics. Maximus is a respected and lo ... lities, and has a heart of gold. He is, however, opposed by the jealous, obsessive and power-hungry Commodus who abuses his position of authority, as Caesar. Commodus is a character we all love to hat ...

(2 pages) 54 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Gladiator. Comparison from the movie to actual history. similarities and differences.

and loyal that in the movie, Marcus Aurelius actually asked him to succeed him in the throne. When Commodus heard this from his father, he killed him and sentenced Maximus to death. When Maximus esca ... diator was to fight a different kind of gladiator so the match would be even and fair.In the movie, Commodus is very sneaky and vengeful. He uses murder in his politics also. He killed his father, tri ...

(3 pages) 118 2 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Fall of the Roman Empire (I even did the works cited page for you plagarizers, make sure to know MLA format)

e would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus." Yet in the next century the Roman Empire collapsed into civil wars. When in 285 AD Diocle ... ivilized but soft civilians contributed greatly to the collapse of the Roman Empire. When in 191 AD Commodus, the brutal son of the stoic emperor Marcus Aurelius, was assassinated, a man named Pertina ...

(6 pages) 250 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Political Analysis of the movie Gladiator. Asked by prof to summarize & examine cultural influences, economy, political events.

ter winning the confrontation (portrayed in as bloody and graphic a manner as possible, of course), Commodus seeks out Maximus and asks for his military support in the future. Maximus politely decline ... means to declare him Emperor after he dies. Maximus protests, and Emperor Julianus insists, saying "Commodus is not a moral man. You have known that since you were young." It is possible that a Roman ...

(4 pages) 101 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Gladiator Analysis essay

favorite general, to become emperor after his death and eventually restore the power to the senate. Commodus, the son of Aurelius, is jealous of Maximus and kills his father, afterwards asking Maximus ... s of Maximus and kills his father, afterwards asking Maximus for his loyalty. When Maximus refuses, Commodus attempts to have him and his family killed; he succeeds in killing his family, but fails to ...

(5 pages) 96 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How accurate is the film Gladiator. How much fiction is incorporated within the facts.

instead a hodgepodge of many other people. The one true person who is totally shown incorrectly is Commodus. Commodus is shown as a grownup that never outgrows his childhood. However, he in fact was ... rownup that never outgrows his childhood. However, he in fact was not like that at all. In the film Commodus is shown killed is father because his father believed he wasn't fit to rule. In truth Commo ...

(2 pages) 37 1 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Essay on "Gladiator".

favorite general, to become emperor after his death and eventually restore the power to the senate. Commodus, the son of emperor, is jealous of Maximus and kills his father, afterwards asking Maximus ... s of Maximus and kills his father, afterwards asking Maximus for his loyalty. When Maximus refuses, Commodus attempts to have him and his family killed; he succeeds in killing his family, but fails to ...

(4 pages) 53 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Essay on Betrayal: 'Rats in the Ranks' 'Maestro', 'Anthony and Cleopatra', 'Gladiator'

a lot of love for Anthony.In the film 'Gladiator' the betrayal revolves around the Emperor of Rome, Commodus. His sister, Lucilla plots against him, for the sake of Rome, as he is inept of being a lea ... the sake of Rome, as he is inept of being a leader, rather than for her love for him, as a brother.Commodus expresses his feelings after being betrayed by his sister, disguising them in a story of Em ...

(4 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Gladiator"

e film that I could find that was really far from the truth. That was in the area of relationships. Commodus was not the only child he also had a sister, she married Luscious, and they were both the c ... ldren of Marcus Aurelius. Although killing each other was part of the Caesar history, the idea that Commodus killed his dad is untrue. Some historians say that Aurelius died of the black plague in Vie ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

An Archetypal Paper Over Gladiator

he Emperor's decision Maximus is awakened to discover the emperor has been "slain" by his son Commodus; therefore, nobody knew of the Emperor's wishes for Maximus to succeed him instead of Commo ... stay true to the "fight, flight, learn, return" pattern. After the death of the true Emperor, Commodus orders Maximus be killed. He is taken into the wilderness by four guards, but he fights for ...

(3 pages) 2343 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Gladiator

commander who would become emperor. However, Caesar Marcus Aurelius's (Richard Harris) snotty son, Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is jealous and murders his own father and orders Maximus (Crowe) assassin ... fights well, and is the crowd's favorite. While Maximus is out fighting tigers and chariot riders, Commodus is falling in love with his sister. He eventually finds out about this mysterious gladiator ...

(1 pages) 860 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

The Fall of the Western Roman Empire

, "There followed a similar ominous pattern of events such as had unfolded after the death of Nero. Commodus was succeeded by Publius Helvius Pertinax, prefect of Rome and a former governor of Britain ...

(6 pages) 38 1 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History