222 - o Tetrarchy Rule of four Mobile power In the west:...

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222 – 225 – Last of the Severans 225 – 284 – Diocletian takes power; huge unrest o At least 18 emperors in that period o Many assassinations by army and Court o Major inflation o Military instability on Eastern borders Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (284 – 305) o Founder of a new empire o Period inaugurated called the “Dominate” o Most fortunate were allowed to kiss his robe (“proskynesis adoratio””) o Only select number could see the emperor
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Unformatted text preview: o Tetrarchy Rule of four Mobile power In the west: Augustus Maximian and Caesar Constantius In the east: Diocletian (Vicars) and Galerius (Governors) o Meant to codify succession o Persecution o Rise of Christiniaty o Succession Dioecletian retires and Maximian is forced to retire as well Constantine son of Constantius Maxentius son of Maximian...
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