Lucius Verus

Reece Period attributed: Period 8

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Member of the The Antonines dynasty.

Coins for this issuer were issued from 161 until 169.

Lucius Ceionius Commodus was the adoptive second son of Antoninus Pius. He was born in AD 130, and Antoninus Pius favoured Marcus Aurelius to Lucius.

Marcus Aurelius elevated his adoptive brother to co-ruler upon the death of Antoninus Pius. Verus headed the Syrian campaign in the Parthian War; he spent much time with a courtesan and left the fighting to his generals.

Verus suffered a stroke in 168, while returning from an expedition to the Danube frontier with his brother. Marcus Aurelius buried his brother alongside their adoptive father in the Mausoleum of Hadrian.

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  • Preferred label: Lucius Verus
  • Full names:
    • Lucius Ceionius Commodus (at birth)
    • Aurelius Verus Augustus (as emperor)
    • Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus (from adoption)
    • Lucius Verus
    • L.
    • Caesar
  • Title: Consul of the Roman Empire with Marcus Aurelius, Consul of the Roman Empire with Marcus Ummidius Quadratus Annianus
  • Predecessor: Antoninus Pius
  • Successor: Marcus Aurelius
  • Definition: Lucius Verus (Latin: Lucius Aurelius Verus Augustus; 15 December 130 – 169) was the Roman Emperor from 161 to 169. Born Lucius Ceionius Commodus, with the same name as his father, he became Lucius Aelius Commodus when the latter was adopted by Hadrian, since both father and son had to change their names accordingly. When he was adopted by Caesar Antoninus Pius in February 138, his name was changed to L. Aelius Aurelius Commodus. His name changed again following his ascension in 161. He ruled together with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius as co-emperor from 161 until his own death in 169. During his reign, the Roman Empire defeated a revitalized Parthia in the east: Verus's general, Avidius Cassius, sacked their capital, Ctesiphon, in 164. He was deified by the Roman Senate as the Divine Verus (Divus Verus).
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  • Death place: Rome
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  • Other title(s):
    • Consul of the Roman Empire with Marcus Aurelius
    • Consul of the Roman Empire with Marcus Ummidius Quadratus Annianus
    • List of Roman Emperors
  • Came After:
    • Lucius Venuleius Apronianus Octavius Priscus and Lucius Sergius Paullus
    • Marcus Aurelius
    • Quintus Iunius Rusticus and Lucius Titius Plautius Aquilinus
  • Came before:
    • Antoninus Pius
    • Quintus Servilius Pudens and Lucius Fufidius Pollio
    • Appius Annius Atilius Bradua and Titus Clodius Vibius Varus
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