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The History of Rome

A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.

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    131- The New Game in Town

    With the Tetrarchy in shambles, Diocletian will be called out ...

    With the Tetrarchy in shambles, Diocletian will be called out of retirement in 308 AD to help broker a settlement. But the new new order will prove as bad as the old new order.

    Mar 28, 2011 Read more
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    130- Lost in Transition

    Less than two years after Diocletian's abdication, the Tetrarchy was ...

    Less than two years after Diocletian's abdication, the Tetrarchy was left in shambles following the power plays of Constantine and Maxentius.

    Mar 14, 2011 Read more
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    129- Abdication

    In 305 AD, Diocletian and Maximian voluntarily abdicated the throne, ...

    In 305 AD, Diocletian and Maximian voluntarily abdicated the throne, handing power over to Galerius and Constantius.

    Mar 7, 2011 Read more
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    128- The Great Persecution

    In 303 AD Diocletian initiated the last and greatest of ...

    In 303 AD Diocletian initiated the last and greatest of the Christian persecutions.

    Feb 28, 2011 Read more
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    127- Commanding The Economy

    Rome's economy was in disarray when Diocletian came to power ...

    Rome's economy was in disarray when Diocletian came to power and he initiated major overhauls to get the system running again.

    Feb 21, 2011 Read more
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    126- All The King's Men

    Over the course of his reign Diocletian overhauled the government, ...

    Over the course of his reign Diocletian overhauled the government, transforming it into a centralized bureaucracy run by career civil servants.

    Feb 14, 2011 Read more
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    125- The Best Defence is a Good Defence

    Over the course of his reign Diocletian instituted a number ...

    Over the course of his reign Diocletian instituted a number of reforms to the military structure that helped transform the legions into a new kind of army.  

    Feb 7, 2011 Read more
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    124- The Tetrarchs at War

    In the mid-to-late 290s the Imperial Tetrarchy was at war ...

    In the mid-to-late 290s the Imperial Tetrarchy was at war on multiple fronts. In the west Constantius undertook the reconquest of Britain, while in the east, Galerius fought a newly hostile Sassanid Empire.

    Jan 31, 2011 Read more
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    123- The Tertrarchy

    In 293 AD Diocletian and Maximian invited Constantius and Galerius ...

    In 293 AD Diocletian and Maximian invited Constantius and Galerius to share in their Imperial burdens, forming what we today call the Tetrarchy.

    Jan 24, 2011 Read more
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    122- Jupiter and Hercules

    Immediatly after becoming the undisputed Emperor in 285, Diocletian elevated ...

    Immediatly after becoming the undisputed Emperor in 285, Diocletian elevated Maximian to serve as his Imperial colleague.

    Jan 16, 2011 Read more
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