What survives of the 111 in the 111th will soon face down the new Commodus on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Commodus could never wholly free himself from his absorbing passion for athletic sports.
He asks, "Has there been a live hippopotamus in Europe since the reign of Commodus?"
Eventually, the Emperor gave him permission to remain at home, entrusting to his care the young prince Commodus.
But every sentiment of virtue and humanity was extinct in the mind of Commodus.
Vespasian radiated the head to make it represent the sun; Commodus took off Nero's head, and replaced it with his own.
As may be imagined, in these contests Commodus was uniformly successful.
At the end of the second century Commodus was initiated into the mysteries, a conversion that had a tremendous effect.
She knew nothing about the Quintilii and very little about Commodus.
As for their debauchery and depravity, it is perhaps unexampled since the era of Tiberius and Commodus.