Known as one of the most egotistical Roman emperors, Commodus famously commissioned statues depicting himself as the mythical hero Hercules. He regularly fought as a gladiator, and claimed to be the son of Jupiter. Ultimately his megalomania would be his downfall, when in 192, a conspiracy formed by his mistress and the praetorian prefect went into action.
With Kate Leonard & Bill Thomas
One death can change the world. Assassinations recounts history’s most dramatic deaths. Through little-known facts, “what-ifs?” and examining the assassin's motives, we explore how one murder can alter the course of history. Assassinations releases a new episode every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.