Maddie Pierce World history 1 fact sheet #â Diocletian
Diocletian wasn't his full name. Its Gaius
Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. He lived
from 245 to 312. He was a roman
emperor from November 20th 284 to
May 11th 305. Diocletian was the first to
put an end to the period known as the
"crisis of the third century", (235-284).
Diocletian's main goal was to return rome back into
its glory days by making changes to various parts
His religion was called "polytheistic". It was a
Roman religion. He persecuted christians and
tortured them more than any other emperor. Money
was extremely important to him.
He realized there was a gold
fixture in the western and
eastern mediterranean. He tried
to stop the inflation of the region by joining the
branch of legislation. THat didn't work so he
ordered that coins could only be made out of gold
or silver, stopping them from using lead on their
money. Military meant alot to diocletian because in
this era war and fighting happened more often. He
wanted to win as many wars as he got himself into.
He changed the army from traditional defence to
one that had small groups of soldiers placed
permanently at the border. he
took local soldiers from the
region of the Rhine and
These type of soldiers lived
with their families in a village
setting, and they also famed. They used the method
including fire/smoke to warn the village there was
going to be an attack or an attempt at least from
across the border.
They receive normal pay from Rome, for their
services. Diocletian allowed these soldiers to move
up the ranking scale by the amount of military
credits they had/ received for their years of loyal
service and willingness to put themselves out...