Diocletian and Constantine brought the metamorphosis in Roman state and society to its logical concl

Diocletian and Constantine brought the metamorphosis in Roman state and society to its logical concl

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Diocletian and Constantine brought the metamorphosis in Roman state and society to its logical  conclusion, given the previous trends and the Empire's perceived needs. Emperors became  purposely secluded, orientalized leaders. Gone was any illusion of equality with the Senate,  which was sidelined in terms of governing, consultative, and fiscal powers. Political and social  hierarchies were made much more rigid, at least on paper. Along with evidencing the influence  of long residence in Eastern areas of the Empire on the political thought of the Emperors, it is  quite possible that this was done to elevate the emperors—who as Balkans or half-Germans  might have felt insecure—beyond the level of being assassinated.  Furthermore, the two leaders ushered in a society that was no longer one of rights and legal  recourse, but of regimentation. Rome witnessed a real militarization of society in terms of  manpower, priorities, and challenges, though Diocletian and his successor did try to keep civilian  provincial administration separate from military matters, to both rationalize government and 
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