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The Transformations of the Roman Empire History 101 March 1, 2010
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The Transformations of the Roman Empire The Crisis of the Third Century Constantine the Great, r. 306-337 The Christian Roman Empire A Changing Christianity The Germanic Incursions The End of the Western Empire
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The Crisis of the Third Century 180-284 A.D. Commodus, r. 180-192 A.D. Germanic raids and porous boundaries Economic disaster Military commanders the provinces and provincial armies The “barracks emperors,” 235-284 A.D. Diocletian, r. 284-305 restricting the power of the army 12 “dioceses” tetrarchy (“rule of the four”) augusti , caesars the Great Persecution, 303-313
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Proclaimed Augustus of the West, 306 Battle of the Milvian Bridge, 312 Maxentius, r. 306-312 “In hoc signo vincis” chi-rho Edict of Milan, 313 The “unconquered sun” ( sol invictus ) Winter Solstice? Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, c. 260-340
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