The definition of Commodus was the emperor of Rome from 180-192 A.D.
An example of Commodus is the cruel Roman emperor who was born in 161 A.D. and was murdered in 192 in a conspiracy which was participated in by his mistress Marcia and his wrestling partner Narcissus.
- 7539), dedicated to an emperor, probably Commodus - but the inscription is only in part preserved.
- Hadrian adopted, as his successor, Titus Antoninus Pius (uncle of Marcus), on condition that he in turn adopted both Marcus (then seventeen) and Lucius Ceionius Commodus, the son of Aelius Caesar, who had originally been intended by Hadrian as his successor, but had died before him.
- Marcus had been, at the age of fifteen, betrothed to Fabia, the sister of Commodus; the engagement was broken off by Antoninus Pius, and he was betrothed to Faustina, the daughter of the latter.
- Antoninus Pius died in 161, having recommended as his successor Aurelius, then forty years of age, without mentioning Commodus, his other adopted son, commonly called Lucius Verus.
- Along with his son Commodus he entered Rome in 176, and obtained a triumph for victories in Germany.