Narcissus did just that on December 31 of that same year. Commodus' mistress and co-conspirator Marcia admitted Narcissus into Commodus' bedchamber. Commodus was supposedly in a drunken stupor after Marcia had poisoned him. Narcissus proceeded to strangle his master in his bathtub or, according to some sources, in his bed. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Marcia (birth and death dates unknown) was the cousin and mistress of 2nd century AD Roman Emperor Commodus. ...
The fictional character of general Maximus Decimus Meridius played by Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator was partially based on Narcissus, among others. Maximus, portrayed by Russell Crowe. ... Russell Crowe Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand-Australian film actor. ... Gladiator was a popular movie that appeared in 2000, directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. ...
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