The Reforms of Diocletian and Constantine

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The Reforms of Diocletian and Constantine Established price controls Raised taxes Made occupations hereditary Diocletian 284-300 Most powerful person Ruled Eastern part of Empire Maintained seniority b/c he had job before western emperor Constantine 300-337 Following Diocletian’s reign, Constantine won a power struggle and got control Interested in reforming military and government administration Political reforms Division of the Empire Augustus- ruler of East or West Caesar-assistant emperor Tetrarchy-rule by 4 people (2 caesars and 2 augustus’) Military reforms Reorganization and enlargement of the army
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Edict of Milan 313 AD Economic and Social Trends Imperial finances Coercion and loss of individual freedom Constantine’s building program Building of Constantinople (324-330) The Empire’s New Religion Conversion of Constantine Bishop of Rome said he should be over other bishops- Petrine Supremacy He governed Rome He was the successor to apostle St. Peter First bishop of Rome Arianism Heresy Belief that Jesus was not fully divine Council of Nicea 325 Church decided in 325 that Arianism was a heresy and Jesus was “of the same substance of God” Constantine agreed Established the Trinity as Christian doctrine 312 AD Constantine on a bridge north of Rome Made it legal to be a Christian
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