In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
Spencer Treat Clark
Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
|Century||2nd Century Ancient Rome 8th c. (BC) - 5th c. (AD)|
|Period/Era||Roman Empire (27BC - 1453AD)|
|Historical figure||Commodus (161-192 AD) Lucilla (148 or 150-182 AD) Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)|
|Author (novel/play)||Daniel P. Mannix (1911-1997)|
|Adaptation/Inspired||Those About to Die (1958)|
|Genres||Action Adventure Drama|
|Tags||Arena Barbarian Horde (soundtrack) Battles Chariot Colosseum combat Duel Emperor Eye Candy Gladiator Hero Historical Historical Fiction Praetorian Guard Roman Army Rome Senate Slavery Slaves Soldier Successor Throne Violence|
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