The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

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At the death of the wise emperor Marcus Aurelius his son Commodus becomes his heir against his will, his inability to govern increases the decay of the Roman empire. His sister leads an uprising against him, and he is finally killed in a duel with Livius, his sister's lover. Livius refuses to be made emperor, and leaves Rome with Commodus's sister.

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