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Maximian   -  Diocletian's colleague, or co-emperor in the West. They both retired in 306.  Maxentius   -  One of Maximian's junior colleagues, or Caesars, he became an imperial claimant  after their retirement. Constantine defeated him at the Battle of Milvian Bridge.  Constantine the Great   -  Ruled 312-37. Continued Diocletian's reforms, founded  Constantinople, and began the Christianizing of the Empire. Tried to solve doctrinal disputes in  the Empire. Truly the first medieval ruler.  Licinius   -  Constantine's western co-emperor until Constantine defeated him in battle and  temporarily reunited the Empire.  Arius   -  A priest in Alexandria in the 320s, he believed that Christ was less divine than God,  being his son and corporeal. Not accepted as orthodox creed, his ideas became the Arian Heresy,  a form of Christianity to which the Goths were converted. 
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