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- DescriptionCommodus is best known as the narcissistic, incestuous, patricidal megalomaniac Emperor in Ridley Scott's Gladiator (played by Joaquin Phoenix). This is the first full-length biography of Commodus in English. Commodus was notorious for fighting as a gladiator, living a debauched lifestyle and declaring himself a god.
- Author BiographyJohn S McHugh has a BA and MA in Ancient History. His love of the ancient world has led him to travel to many classical sites. He is currently an Assistant Headmaster at a secondary school in Bolton. He is the co-author of a text book on Bolton's connections with the slave trade and is currently assisting Bolton Museum with a project to record the oral history of the local populace with the aim of promoting understanding between people of different generations or ethnic and social backgrounds.
- Author(s)John S. McHugh
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication24/08/2015
- GenreBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationSouth Yorkshire
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPen & Sword Military
- Content Note8 or 16 b/w plates
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
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