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(Aurelius; died Dec 3, 313) was Roman Emperor from 284 to 305ce. Risen from humble circumstances, as emperor he initially conducted a series of successful wars against usurpers and external enemies on the Rhine, the Danube, and the Euphrates. A streamlined central and provincial administration with strict separation of civilian and military authority served a new domestic order. In financial policy, however, despite a systematic abolition of taxes and extensive vocational training, the desir…

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Klein, Richard, “Diocletian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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