Diocletian then took several measures to reinvigorate the Roman State

Diocletian then took several measures to reinvigorate the Roman State

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Diocletian then took several measures to reinvigorate the Roman State: 1) Given constant  military threats in East and West, he divided the empire into two. Maximian was named co- emperor in Italy, Gaul, N. Africa, and Iberia, with the effective capital in Milan, closer to the  limes . Diocletian reserved all else, including the Balkans, to himself, and ruled from Nicomedia.  2) Concerned with succession, he and Maximian, both titled Augustus, adopted trusted generals  as sons, naming them Caesars, who acted as deputies that would assume the throne upon an  Augustus' retirement. This system was called the Tetrarchate. 3) Reforming the administrative  divisions, the 50 existing provinces were subdivided into 100, grouping them into 13  intermediate dioceses. These were administered by a centrally-appointed bureaucracy designed to  monitor local  decurions ' conduct. The bureaucracy created a link between outlying regions and 
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