Gordian I (Latin: Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus Romanus Africanus; c. 159 – 12 April 238) was Roman Emperor for one month with his son Gordian II in 238, the Year of the Six Emperors. Caught up in a rebellion against the Emperor Maximinus Thrax, he was defeated by forces loyal to Maximinus before committing suicide.
Emperor Lucius Verus. Ruled 161 to 169 CE. He ruled with Marcus Aurelius as co-emperor from 161 until his own death in 169. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East; Verus' general Avidius Cassius sacked the Parthian capital Ctesiphon in 164.
Magnificent. Athena Hope-Farnese. This statue of Athena is a Roman copy of a Greek original of the late 5th century BCE. The elaborate helmet of the Goddess is inspired by the one of Athena Parthenos in the Parthenon. Restored are the arms, animals on the helmet and cheekpieces, and some aegis snakes. Roman period, Height 224 cm. In the Naples archeological museum.