Son (of Marcus Aurelius)
by Erasmus

Modern scholars would generally accept Folly's criticism of Marcus Aurelius. His son Commodus, sole emperor from AD 180 to 192, ruled by favourites and was much influenced by his concubine Marcia. He was obsessed by power and deeply antagonistic to the senate.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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