Commodus was one of the excessive emperors who ate, drank, and spent too much and whose sexual proclivities offended the Romans. He had many people killed and tortured. He was involved in possibly as many as 1000 (probably not, though) gladiatorial contests where his opponents had blunted weapons. He also killed wild beasts in the amphitheater. Towards the end of his reign he renamed the months for aspects of himself. He held himself to be a god. When he was killed, his body was hooked and dragged into the Tiber, but his successor had him buried properly. The Senate erased the public inscriptions for Commodus (damnatio memoriae).