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How Diocletian Ended Rome’s Crisis Of The Third Century P.1 | 281AD-290AD

Diocletian set out not to merely end Rome’s third century crisis, his reforms aimed to recreate the Roman Empire into his idealized vision.



Emperor Diocletian’s rule not only proved definitive in extricating Rome from the Crisis of the Third Century, but his sweeping reforms served as the societal framework for numerous great powers in the European Middle Ages. Diocletian did not set out to merely end Rome’s third century debacle through his reforms, his single-minded aim was to do no less than recreate the Roman Empire into his idealized vision. 

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.