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Diocletian Essay

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Maddie Pierce World history 1 fact sheet #⅞ Diocletian
Diocletian wasn't his full name. Its Gaius
Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. He lived
from 245 to 312. He was a roman
emperor from November 20th 284 to
May 11th 305. Diocletian was the first to
put an end to the period known as the
"crisis of the third century", (235-284).
Diocletian's main goal was to return rome back into
its glory days by making changes to various parts
and areas.
His religion was called "polytheistic". It was a
Roman religion. He persecuted christians and
tortured them more than any other emperor. Money
was extremely important to him.
He realized there was a gold
fixture in the western and
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he
took local soldiers from the
region of the Rhine and
Danube rivers.
These type of soldiers lived
with their families in a village
setting, and they also famed. They used the method
including fire/smoke to warn the village there was
going to be an attack or an attempt at least from
across the border.
They receive normal pay from Rome, for their
services. Diocletian allowed these soldiers to move
up the ranking scale by the amount of military
credits they had/ received for their years of loyal
service and willingness to put themselves out on
the battle field.

Political structure was a huge importance to
diocletian because he invented a government
called the tetrarchy. this meant the empire was
divided into four parts, each part was put into the
hands of a Co-emperor. Diocletian was in charge of
the eastern empire.
A former co-emperor named Maximan Augustus
took charge of the western empire. Later on two
junior co-emperors were added named Galerius and
constantius Chlorus. In 305, the two senior emperors
retired and the two juniors took their place, and
were supported by two juniors. Overall diocletian
and maximus were responsible for dividing the
western and eastern empire in half.
Diocletian's actions stabilized and changed
Rome and its government, military, political
structure, money. this helped the Roman empire for
the next 100 years since the empire was on the verge
of collapsing during diocletian's childhood. Taken
by illness, diocletian died may 1st 305. He lived out
his retirement by living in his palace on the
dalmatian coast tending to his vegetable garden.

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