Diocletian delegated further on 1 March 293, appointing Galerius and Constantius as Caesars, junior co-emperors, under himself and Maximian respectively. Under this 'tetrarchy', or "rule of four", each emperor would rule over a quarter-division of the empire. Diocletian secured the empire's borders and purged it of all threats to his power.
Diocletian’s biography has been obscured by legends, rhetoric, the dubiousness of documents, and the hostility of his adversaries. Little is known of his origins. His father was a scribe or the emancipated slave of a senator called Anullinus. Diocletian’s complete name, found in official inscriptions, is given as Gaius Aurelius Valerius ...
Diocletian's Palace (Croatian: Dioklecijanova palača, pronounced [diɔklɛt͡sijǎːnɔʋa pǎlat͡ʃa]) is an ancient palace built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the fourth century AD, that today forms about half the old town of Split, Croatia. While it is referred to as a "palace" because of its intended use as the ...
Diocletian (245-ca. 313), in full Gaius Aurelius Va lerius Diocletianus, was a Roman emperor. He established the characteristic form of government for the later empire, the Dominate. Diocletian whose name before he became emperor was simply Diocles, was a Dalmatian of humble birth. He became commander of Emperor Numerian's bodyguard. When the Emperor ...
Diocletian Biography 244 Born to a family of low status in the Roman province of Dalmatia. Diocletian's parents were of low status, and writers critical of him claimed that his father was a scribe or a freedman of a senator. 264 Diocletian rose through the ranks of the military to become cavalry commander to the Emperor Carus. 284
Diocletian (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, about 245 to aboout 312) was Roman Emperor from 20 November 284 to 11 May 305. He was born in Dalmatia of poor parents. Diocletian ended the period known as the Crisis of the Third Century (235–284). He worked to return Rome to its former glory by making changes in key areas.
Diocletian (245-ca. 313), in full, Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, was a Roman emperor. He established the characteristic form of government for the later empire, the Dominate. Diocletian, whose name before he became emperor was simply Diocles, was a Dalmatian of humble birth. He became ...
Diocletian >Diocletian (245-ca. 313), in full Gaius Aurelius Va lerius Diocletianus, was >a Roman emperor. He established the characteristic form of government for >the later empire, the Dominate. Diocletian whose name before he became emperor was simply Diocles, was a Dalmatian of humble birth.
Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.
Diocletian’s solution to this age-old problem was the tetrarchy - an idea that preserved the empire in its present state, with two emperors, but allowing for a smooth transition should an emperor die or abdicate. The new proposal called for two Augusti - Diocletian in the east and Maximian in the west - and a Caesar to serve under each emperor.