gaius aurelius valerius diocletian

gaius aurelius valerius diocletian

noun
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; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245-313) [syn: Diocletian
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