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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 complete name, found in official inscriptions, is given as Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. He received the name Diocles first, then the name Valerius, after the name of his daughter, Valeria, who married Galerius in 293. The gens name Aurelius did not appear until March 1, 286—that is, until after his accession.


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.


Diocletian, acclaimed emperor on November 20, 284, was a religious conservative, faithful to the traditional Roman cult. Unlike Aurelian (r. 270–75), Diocletian did not foster any new cult of his own. He preferred older gods, Olympian gods. Nonetheless, Diocletian did wish to inspire a general religious revival.


What did Diocletian introduce to make it easier to rule the vast empire of rome? Diocletian created what historians have called the tetrarchy (rule by four). In 285 he appointed his fellow general ...


Diocletian 284 - 305 AD Died 316 AD Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus was born to a poor family in Dalmatia (ILLYRICUM) during the mid-3rd century AD. Diocletian entered military service where he displayed a talent for leadership prompting his career to advance. By 284 AD, Diocletian became a member of the legions under the Emperor Carus and continued to advance in the ranks reaching the ...


what did Diocletian believe about the size of the empire? what did he do to help that problem? In what year did he do this? Diocletian believed the empire was too big for only one person to rule so he spilt the empire in two in 286 AD


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.


What specific reform did Diocletian introduce to makel ife easier to rule the vast empire of Rome? Diocletian introduced the tetrarchy (rule by four). He decided to co-rule with Maximian.


Before the rule of Diocletian, disgust with Rome had led many citizens to embrace an alternative to its gods. Christians in the eastern half of the empire had increased to 20 or more percent of the population. North Africa had become largely Christian, the result of Christian evangelists having learned the Coptic and Berber languages. ...