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Key Terms Late Antiquity (250- 600) Diocletian Great Persecution Constantine Edict of Milan (312) Constantinople (Byzantium) Bishop --Pope Saint Augustine Monasticism (and asceticism) Arianism Council of Nicaea Eusebius heresy
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ICHTHYS I esus = Jesus CH ristos = Christ TH eou = of God Y ios = Son S oter = Saviour.
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Early Christian art
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Diocletian (284-305 CE) and his reforms Proclaimed himself “DEUS ET DOMINUS” (God and Master)—equated himself with Jupiter, the highest Roman divinity—DOMINATE He set up the TETRARCHY in order to solve the problem of succession perpetually plaguing Rome He reorganized the Roman army—border troops +inland troops; Redrew the map of the empire by making existing provinces smaller and creating new ones
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Diocletian’s Reforms cont. --Reformed bureaucracy and administration (made it
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Unformatted text preview: bigger), which put strain on the empire’s resources--maximized the prices of inelastic commodities in order to stop the inflation--tied peasants to the land, restricted migration--together with his co-ruler Galerius he began persecutions of Christians in 303 CE—GREAT PERSECUTION LEGACY: his reforms extended the life of the empire for at least another century; Tetrarchy proved to be the formula for civil war; his division of the empire into E and W portions became permanent after 395 Diocletian’s reorganization Constantine (r.306-337) “Chi-Rho”—one of the earliest Christian symbols Symeon the Stylite Canonizing the Christian Bible • http://youtube.com/watch? v=2EPOsTVjWlE • http://youtube.com/watch? v=CDD93OPlOC8&feature=related...
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