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Now because Verus often found himself away from Rome on business, Lucilla was left in charge of running things.
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Still she remains a fascinating character in world history.
Suffice to say, she was not thrilled when her less talented, and altogether unstable, younger brother took the throne.
After Verus died, she was married off to another less auspicious power player.
In Gladiator, Maximus kills Commodus in the colosseum, leaving Lucilla ostensibly in control of the Roman Empire.