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Maximus Decimus Meridius

Maximus Decimus Meridius

Maximus Decimus Meridius was a Roman General who served Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in his Twelve Year Campaign against the Barbarians in Germania. He later served as a Gladiator in the arena after he escaped Commodus. He eventually killed Commodus, but died of wounds inflicted on him before their battle in the arena.

Personal lifeEdit

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Maximus was born in Spain, which was under Roman rule in 180 AD. He had a farm where his son and wife lived with him. 

Life as a GeneralEdit

Maximus led the Roman Armies for Emperor Marcus Aurelius during his wars in Germanian Conquests of the Barbarians. Maximus and his subordinate Quintus defeated the Barbarians in a bloody battle. After the battle, he was honored by the Emperor for his duty. He was envied by Marcus' son Commodus, who was a coward. Maximus was offered the post of the Protector of Rome by Marcus, who knew that Commodus was too feeble and cowardly to rule Rome. He accepted the post, but Commodus secretly murdered Marcus and later became the Emperor. He was betrayed by Quintus, and was sent to be executed in the woods. He escaped by killing the executioner and three other men, only to find that Commodus had ordered his wife and son to be killed. His arrival at his farm was gruesome; he found the farm in flames and his family crucified. He later avenged his family in the colosseum of Rome by killing Commodus during the 150 days of games. 

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