born in 245, Diocletian assumed power as Roman emperor in 284; an astute administrator, he decided that the key to governing the vast Roman empire was to divide it; he ruled with Maximian in 285, and then added two more "junior emperors" in 293, one of whom was Constantius, the father of Constantine; in 305 he abdicated and retired; Diocletian is probably best known for his ten-year persecution of the Christians, which made him the frequent villain in Christian literature in the Middle Ages; Diocletian died in 313.
An ancient Roman motif adopted by Palladio in the 16th century, this is a semicircular window divided into three parts by two wide uprights (mullions). Also called a "therm," it was most often seen on early 20th-century Classical Revival structures.
The 'Godless King' featured defeated on 11th Century icon from Sinai
Roman emperor 284-305. He wished to restore the old proud splendour and stability of the empire and to some extent succeeded - his reign was the first for over a century to last twenty years. He retired to be a vegetable grower in Croatia, his native country.
Roman emperor from 284 to 305 c.e.; restored later empire by improved administration and tax collection. (p. 259)
Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (c. 245â€“c. 312), born Diocles (Greek Î”Î¹Î¿ÎºÎ»Î®Ï‚) and known in English as Diocletian,The full name Diocletian is derived from the Greek dÃos kletos ("sky-called"). was Roman Emperor from November 20 284 to May 1 305.