Diocletian


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  • noun

Synonyms for Diocletian

Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the Roman Empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west

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Desperate to convert one of his finest soldiers into worshipping the Roman gods, Diocletian offered Saint George gifts of land and money, but to no avail.
Erasmus flogged in the presence of Emperor Diocletian.
Then Diocletian decreed to pay every year an amount of gold to both the Blemmyes and Nobadai so that they would stop plundering Roman-Egyptian territory.
Diocletian is notorious for the persecution and torture of Egyptian Orthodox Christians; the highest number of martyrs in the history of the church came from this time.
This is possibly the most deluded measure to come from Europe since Diocletian tried to fix the price of groceries across the Roman Empire.
Besides Nero, it appears that a number of Roman emperors were full-blown inductees in the cult of Mithras, including Commodus, Elagabalus, Aurelian, Diocletian, and Julian ("the Apostate").
He drew up the new system in part to distance it from the calendar in use at the time, which was based on the years since the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
And users can compare travel costs, based on price caps set by the Emperor Diocletian in 301 on more than 1,000 products and their delivery.
Additional highlights include the magnificent Roman Palace of Diocletian in Split, the Island of Corfu, the elegant Greek Theater at Taormina, the world famous Roman amphitheater at Arles and the Papal Palace at Avignon.
Split was founded by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in AD295.
Her goal is to illuminate the gradual changes that underlay the abrupt transformation of the empire during the reign of Diocletian at the end of the century.
The city continued to prosper in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and in 295 AD it became the capital of Pisidia, a new province created by Diocletian.
s knowledge of pagan Rome's political institutions, especially under Decius and Diocletian, is impressive.
from Crete by Diocletian in a reform of 305, which united it with Egypt;
Euphemia (d c 307 AD) the 'Great Martyr', or the 'All-praised' according to the Orthodox Church, lived in Chalcedon in the reign of Emperor Diocletian.