Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (11/2/2003)Translation : Kalogeropoulou Georgia , Karioris Panagiotis
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Diocletian",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7787>
Diocletian was born in 244 in Dalmatia of a humble family and died in 316. He belonged to the ranks of the cavalry and he raised in hierarchy rapidly. In 284 he was proclaimed Emperor by part of the army. He established the administrative system of the ‘tetrarchy’, with Maximian as emperor and Galerius and Constantius as Caesars. He limited the role of the Senate and took important financial and administrative measures for the recovery of the Empire. In 305 he became the first emperor to abdicate, along with Maximian.
Date and Place of Death
3 December 316 AD-Split, Dalmatia
Date and Place of Birth
22 December 244 AD- Salona, Dalmatia
3. Military operations
4. Diocletian's administrative and economic reforms
5. Religious policy
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